East Baton Rouge Deputy killed in early morning crash
BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Parish Deputy died after an early morning crash.
The deputy, 42-year-old Steven Whitstine, was killed when his marked police unit crashed near Pin Oak and Port Hudson-Pride Road in Zachary around 6:30 a.m., according to WBRZ.
A K9 unit was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but only received minor injuries.
A procession of police vehicles escorted the coroner’s van from the scene as the roadway reopened around 9 a.m., according to WBRZ.