As Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys Sunday morning, video quickly started making the rounds on social media that really helped to illustrate the storm’s power.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said responders found the truck crashed into a tree in Marathon near 98th St. and USA 1 on Saturday afternoon.
Viral video shows live feed of Florida’s southernmost point with an unidentified man, spotted walking up to the shore to a photo or video of the waves coming in. The man was dead inside.
Sheriff Rick Ramsay canceled regular patrols because of the unsafe storm but evaluated the conditions outside and led a team to recover the body.
It is unclear whether the crash was weather-related, but the Sheriff’s Office said it would investigate the incident when it is safe to do so. Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay had pulled regular patrols to ensure his employees’ safety but made a decision to lead a team to recover the body.