- Associated Press - Saturday, July 18, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown Jr. has died after he was struck by a car earlier this week.

The police department announced in a news release Saturday at the 17-year veteran of the department died Friday night in a local hospital.

The 47-year-old Brown was struck July 12 at the U.S. Highway 90-Interstate 10 East split around 5:30 a.m.

Authorities say the driver of a Ford Mustang crashed into a Toyota Scion, before striking Brown. The drivers of both cars suffered minor injuries.

An investigation is continuing. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says no charges have been filed.


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