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DeSoto Parish sheriff's deputy killed in crash

Published: Apr. 20, 2017 at 1:47 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2017 at 3:08 PM CDT
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DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A DeSoto Parish sheriff's deputy was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning, as confirmed by the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office.

It happened just before 7 a.m on Highway 171 at Rives Road, north of Mansfield.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Dodge Challenger operated by 23-year-old Tarrius White of Grand Cane was entering the intersection of Rieves Road and US 171 when he was struck by a southbound 2012 Harley Davidson operated by 48-year-old Christopher Sharpley of Grand Cane.

According to Troop G public affairs officer Matt Harris, Sharpley was not wearing a DOTD approved helmet and sustained fatal injuries during the crash.

The deputy was driving a motorcycle at the time of the crash and was believed to be not on duty.

State Police Troop G is investigating the crash.

We do not know the extent of the other driver's injuries.

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