Eder Candado highway patrolman's wake at Primavera Park (Photo: Paulo Francis)
Eder Candado highway patrolman’s wake at Primavera Park (Photo: Paulo Francis)

The presence of more than 50 people contrasts with the silence in Parque das Primaveras, in Campo Grande, where the body of federal highway police officer Eder Carlos Moura Candado, 38, who died in an accident on the BR-163, is being watched.

Friends escorted them to the cemetery and are preparing the final tribute, with gunfire at the time of burial, scheduled for 3 pm.

Candado joined the PRF (Federal Highway Police) in March 2020. Yesterday (10), on the stretch of highway in Rio Verde, it was raining heavily when he was involved in a collision with a Jeep Cherokee. The driver of this other vehicle also died.

In front of the chapel, 10 PRF vehicles were positioned, in a row, with the gyroflex turned on. In addition to these cars, vehicles from BPTran (Military Traffic Police Battalion), PE (Army Police) and Municipal Guard were also parked.

Friends and family pay tribute to Eder (Photo: Paulo Francis)
Friends and family pay tribute to Eder (Photo: Paulo Francis)

The family and friends did not want to make statements, asking the report to talk to the PRF’s advisors.

“What happened to him is a risk inherent to the profession, police officers are directly on the highway, in bad weather situations, doing their work and there is always a lot of exposure to risk,” said the press office.

Candado had been in the profession for a little over a year and was esteemed by his colleagues and was active, taking part in Fetran (Student Festival Thematic Theater of Traffic), with work aimed at children. “It’s double loss.”

Movement at Parque das Primaveras, this afternoon (Photo: Paulo Francis)
Movement at Parque das Primaveras, this afternoon (Photo: Paulo Francis)

Rain – The accident happened at kilometer 670 of the BR-163. Preliminary information is that one of the vehicles ended up aquaplaning on the runway and crashed into the other.

The police officer was rescued with a lacerated foot, but still alive, being taken to Hospital de Rio Verde by a team from the concessionaire that manages the highway. Another police officer who was Eder’s companion, who was in the vehicle, was unharmed. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, which has license plates for the city of Araranguá, municipality of Santa Catarina, died instantly.

With the violence of the impact, the vehicle was charred in the middle of the track and the Cherokee was thrown to the shoulder, stopping only at the guard-rail.

Accident happened on BR-163, in Rio Verde (Photo: Sidney Assis)
Accident happened on BR-163, in Rio Verde (Photo: Sidney Assis)

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