A Vernon Parish (La.) Sheriff's Office deputy was killed Monday when his cruiser left the roadway and ejected him.
Deputy Steven Netherland, a retired state trooper, was pronounced dead shortly after the 7 a.m. crash, which occurred in Leesville on Louisiana Highway 8 east of Calcasieu Loop, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Deputy Netherland, 54, was traveling west on Highway 8 when he lost control of his 2004 Ford Crown Vic. The vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, and struck two dirt compators and roadway stabilizer.