Photo courtesy of LSP.

Photo courtesy of LSP.

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.

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