Louisiana police officer killed in funeral procession crash

Published 02-02-2019

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana police officer was killed after being hit while riding a motorcycle as part of a funeral procession.

In a news release, the Baton Rouge Police Department said 31-year-old Cpl. Shane Totty died from his injuries shortly after the Friday afternoon wreck.

Police say a pickup truck crashed into Totty, who was escorting a funeral procession. The department says Totty was a four-year veteran of the force.

The crash is under investigation. Authorities have not identified the driver of the truck or said whether charges will be filed.

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