Deputy killed at crash scene when car hit from behind

Louisiana News

This image taken from video and provided by KTBS-TV shows a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol car that was hit from behind by a Kia, killing the deputy, who was diverting traffic around an earlier wreck. (Randy Bain/KTBS-TV via AP)

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff’s deputy has died after his patrol unit was hit from behind at a crash scene.

KTBS-TV reports that the Caddo Parish deputy was sitting in the vehicle on Interstate 49, diverting traffic from the scene of a Friday morning crash.

The northbound inside lane had just been opened when a driver in a Kia Sorrento struck the patrol car from behind.

The Kia driver suffered minor injuries. State police are investigating.

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