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La. Deputy Killed In Head-On Crash

August 05, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of St. Charles Parish SO.
Photo courtesy of St. Charles Parish SO.
A St. Charles Parish (La.) Sheriff's deputy lost his life Sunday evening in a multiple-vehicle crash while he responded to a call for assistance, the agency announced.

Deputy Jeff Watson, 41, was traveling north on Louisiana Highway 52 at around 8:45 p.m. when the accident occurred. He died at the scene.

The accident was triggered when a vehicle turned in front of Deputy Watson at the intersection of Post Street in Luling. The deputy's vehicle then turned into oncoming traffic and struck an SUV. A motorcycle then struck the SUV. The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

"It's a sad day for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office," Sheriff Greg Champagne said in a press release. "Deputy Watson was a dedicated public servant who will be deeply missed."

Watson was a 12-year law enforcement veteran who joined the sheriff's office in October 2005. He previously served the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Watson is survived by his wife Lynsey and stepdaughter Abrial.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Police Vehicle Accidents, Code 3 Driving, St. Charles Parish (La.) Sheriff


Comments (3)

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Renee @ 8/6/2013 3:34 AM

Idiot driver...RIP Officer Watson.

Janet @ 8/6/2013 7:25 AM

My prayers are with the Watson family. From one Law Enforcement Agency to the La. Sheriff Dept. please be careful.

Chris Jakub @ 8/6/2013 7:26 AM

My prayers go out to the family and the department.

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