Deputy Sheriff Rosemary Vela was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to backup another deputy at approximately 2:00 am.
She was traveling on Highway 70 West, near Huntersville, when her patrol car left the roadway during a period of heavy rain. The vehicle struck a tree and then came to rest in a creek.
Deputy Vela had served with the Madison County Sheriff's Office for five months and had previously served with the Alama Police Department and Crockett County Sheriff's Office. She is survived by her 5-year-old son.
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