Golden man driving on wrong side of Florida interstate crashes into police officer, killing both

TAMPA, Fla. — A Golden man died in Tampa, Florida, after speeding on the wrong side of the road and crashing into a Tampa Police Department officer, killing him, the department said.

The crash happened Tuesday morning on Interstate 275 between the East Hillsborough Avenue and East Sligh Avenue exits. Tampa police said they started receiving 911 calls around 1 a.m. local time about a white sedan speeding and swerving southbound in the northbound lanes. Within one minute of the first 911 call, the driver of the white sedan crashed into a Tampa police officer’s vehicle, killing both of them, according to the police department.

The man in the white sedan was identified as 25-year-old Joshua Daniel Montague of Golden, as first reported by ABC News. Police said he was driving a rental car.

The master patrol officer killed was identified as Jesse Madsen, 45. He leaves behind a wife and three children, ages 16, 12 and 10.


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