LONGWOOD, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol said it does not know who ran a red light that caused a fatal crash involving a Seminole County Sheriff's Office deputy.
FHP said the crash happened when Deputy Scott Sullivan was traveling east on State Road 434 and an Uber vehicle was heading north on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Longwood at 1:40 a.m. Saturday.
FHP spokesperson Kim Montes said she did not know if investigators had spoken with Sullivan, his passenger, or the driver of the other vehicle. Montes said the investigators are off for the weekend.
Corey Allicock, 28, was killed in the crash while riding in an Uber car. Corey Allicock's father, Allan Allicock, said FHP didn't tell him a deputy was involved in the crash. Allan Allicock also said investigators won't answer his calls.
According to FHP, Sullivan has been employed with Seminole County since July 2013. His passenger, Darren Shield, is described by FHP as a "pre-employee" of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
Corey Allicock's family said the 28-year-old was out with co-workers Friday night and decided to get an Uber car to get home.
Allan Allicock said he called FHP hours after the accident and hasn't heard from them since.
"The person who worked that case, he does not respond now because he's off now, but (said) leave a message and they will have him call me back or email me. I never got a call back," said Allan Allicock.
He said he hopes a member of law enforcement didn't run a red light, ultimately killing his son. He said since investigators won't speak with him, he's becoming suspicious the deputy was in the wrong.
"Normally, from looking at the news, people would say if somebody ran a red light, especially a civilian, could say, 'Oh, he ran a red light and that's what caused this tragedy,'" Allan Allicock said.
Robert Williams, 73, was driving the Uber vehicle. His injuries are described as serious.
The deputy and his passenger only received minor injuries.
Both FHP and Allicock's family are asking any witnesses of the crash to call FHP's office at 407-737-2213.