Published: Sep 11, 2013 4:07 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Broward Sheriff's deputy has life-threatening injuries after crashing his cruiser into a tree as he traveled south on Interstate 95 in Pompano Beach.
    
Officials say the crash occurred at 6:16 a.m. Wednesday while 32-year-old Deputy Daniel Rivera was heading to work. Rivera is assigned to the Pompano Beach district of the Broward Sheriff's Office. He is a 10-year veteran of the department.
    
The sheriff's office says Rivera was in critical condition at Health North.
    
It was not immediately known what caused the crash. The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for more than two hours while authorities investigated and cleared the scene.

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