Deputies hurt when driver cuts into Orlando victim’s funeral procession

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-19 10:20:37-04

KISSIMMEE, Florida (CNN) — Two Osceola County sheriff’s deputies escorting a funeral procession for one of the Orlando shooting victims were injured Saturday when a motorist cut into the procession in Kissimmee, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said.

The deputies were on motorcycles at the time of the crash and both were transported to a local hospital, Montes said. One deputy was hospitalized in serious but stable condition and the second was hospitalized in stable condition.

The motorist, identified as Ivonne Robles Morales, 44, of Kissimmee, said she thought someone waved her to cross the procession and she entered the intersection, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

One motorcycle struck her 1997 Honda head-on and the second motorcycle hit the Honda’s rear.

Morales was charged with failure to yield to a funeral procession.

Montes said, “An impatient driver cut the funeral procession as the procession was heading to the gravesite.”