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State corrections officer killed in ATV accident

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LAKE CITY, Fla. – A 49-year-old sergeant with the Florida Department of Corrections facility in Baker County died after an accident Monday night in Columbia County.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Joey Roberts was one of three ATV riders on S.E. Cline Feagle Road, south of Lake City, about 10:15 p.m. when Roberts came between the other vehicles, collided with one and his overturned. Roberts was thrown onto the pavement.

Roberts was taken to Shands Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City, where he died of his injuries.