- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A West Des Moines police officer has been killed in a motorcycle crash.

Authorities say Officer Shawn Miller was traveling south on Highway 169 after attending a court hearing in Dallas County when he collided with a car.

Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Nathan Ludwig tells the Des Moines Register the car Miller collided with turned in front of his motorcycle. Miller, who had been on his personal motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The car’s driver wasn’t injured.

West Des Moines Police Chief Shaun LaDue said at a news conference that the 47-year-old Miller was married with three children. He had been with the department for 26 years and was set to be promoted to sergeant.

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