- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

DEVILLE, La. (AP) - An off-duty Rapides Parish Sheriff’s deputy was killed after his truck collided with a car whose driver failed to stop at a stop sign in the Deville area.

Louisiana State Police say 32-year-old Tony D. Verheyden, of Deville, was killed about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The Town Talk reports (https://townta.lk/1jeCcXy) Verheyden, who’s married with two children, served with the sheriff’s office since January 2013 after previously serving as a reserve deputy from 2006-2010.

Authorities say Verheyden’s truck collided with a westbound car driven by a 16-year-old boy. The crash caused the car to leave the road and hit a house.

Verheyden, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected; the teenager and his passenger, a 16-year-old girl, were both wearing seatbelts and each suffered moderate injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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