- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2016

FELTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are releasing the name of a Harrington Police Department officer who fatally struck a Pennsylvania man who was standing in a traffic lane of a state highway.

Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said in a statement Sunday that 47-year-old Carl Klotz was off-duty and driving a marked SUV when he hit 32-year-old Christopher Thompson of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, around 1:40 a.m. Saturday in an eastbound lane of Route 12 east of Felton.

Hale says Thompson had pulled over in his pickup truck to check a mechanical problem with a 30-foot trailer he was towing. Hale says part of the trailer was sticking out in the roadway, and Thompson was standing beside it when he was hit.

Hale says the accident remains under investigation.

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