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Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy killed in overnight crash

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy was killed overnight in a single car accident. 

The accident happened near Macon and Highway 385.  Investigators say Deputy Torrance Suggs was headed to work when he lost control of his car and crashed.  Deputies say the accident happened on a dark two lane part of the road that was under construction. 

According to his Shift Commander, Suggs was on his way to work in his personal vehicle when the crash occurred. When he did not show up for his shift, his commander called his residence to check on him. His wife said he had left the house headed to the Substation earlier. When they checked the route he normally took, they found his vehicle badly damaged after it hit a large construction trailer on a darkened two lane road where new highway construction was taking place.

Suggs, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suggs had been with the department since 2007 and a leaves a wife and two children; a boy and a girl.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office post this on their Facebook earlier today:

"Our hearts are broken this morning as we lost one of our deputies in an overnight crash that occurred while he was on his way to work. Deputy Suggs left us to soon, but left a lasting impact on us and was a true representation of what every deputy should strive to be."

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