LEE COUNTY (WTVD) -- An ATV driver died after colliding with a deputy's patrol car in Lee County early Friday morning.
It happened just after 1 a.m. on East Forest Oaks Drive, just off of Lower Moncure Road in Sanford.
Images from Chopper11 HD showed the 2004 Honda ATV and a Lee County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle at the scene.
Authorities said the deputy was traveling east, as the ATV was going west - straddling the centerline of the roadway - when they collided. After the collision, the patrol car ran off the road and struck a ditch bank, while the ATV traveled onto the right shoulder, causing the driver to be ejected.
The deputy, Manuel Antonio Torres, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but has since been released.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the ATV operator traveled left of center into the path of the deputy's vehicle.
Troopers are continuing their investigation into the case.
ATV driver dies after colliding with deputy's patrol car in Lee County