Deputy receives tickets after deadly crash

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An Osceola County sheriff's deputy, involved in a fatal crash last year, will not be facing criminal charges.

Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say, in October of last year, Deputy Gloria Boccio failed to stop at a light along US Highway 192, hitting a car and causing a chain reaction which left 34-year-old Robert Johnston.

At the time, Boccio complained that her brakes malfunctioned, but investigators found no evidence there was anything wrong with her brakes.  FHP troopers say, even though someone died in the crash, there was no proof of any criminal activity.  As a result, they charged Boccio with careless driving and not wearing a seat belt.

Shortly after that fatal crash, FHP says Boccio was involved in a crash on State Road 417, in which she was cited for an improper lane change. 

Troopers say she is required to appear in court and will have her license suspended for six months after that hearing.  A judge could decide if she faces any other penalty at that time.

Boccio is currently working administrative duties.  The Osceola Sheriff's office says their internal investigation continues.