LPD mourns officer killed in one-vehicle crash

Updated: Aug. 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM CDT
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LONGVIEW, TX (KSLA) - The Longview Police Department is remembering an officer killed in a one-vehicle crash.

According to a Facebook post on the department's page, officer Stedmond Coleman was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Officers say Coleman was involved in a crash on FM 2906 in Gregg County around 5:23 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed Coleman, 27, of Easton was traveling eastbound when his vehicle approached a left curb and veered off the right side of the roadway.

Coleman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected through the open sunroof of the vehicle. He was taken to the UT-Health Tyler where he succumbed to his injuries.

Authorities say a 9-month-old passenger was also in the vehicle. The child was found still buckled to a safety seat and was not seriously injured.

"This tragedy is a loss for the community as well as the department. Chief Mike Bishop asks that our Brothers and Sisters in public safety along with the Longview community hold the Coleman family along with our department in their hearts and prayers during this difficult time," the department wrote.

Officer Coleman was hired by the department on August 26, 2013.

The crash remains under investigation.

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