Monday, September 30, 2013

Funeral arrangements set for deputy killed in crash

Deputy Dustin Hamilton
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a sheriff's deputy who died in a crash while heading home Friday evening.

It will continue Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the funeral service at noon. He will be laid to rest in Greenoaks Memorial Park.Visitation for Dustin Hamilton, 24, of Central, will be held Tuesday at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Florida Boulevard from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Hamilton had been with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office just under two years.

According to Louisiana State Police, Hamilton was northbound on Joor Road when he lost control of his sheriff's unit around 7:15 p.m.

Troopers his car crossed the center line and was hit on the driver's side by a Ford Explorer. Hamilton died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, Gloria Burrell, 26, of Zachary, was taken to Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge with serious injuries.

LSP reported it is unknown what caused Hamilton to lose control of his car. Impairment by either driver is not suspected to be a factor in the accident.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

1 comment:

  1. It was a tragic incident. Hamilton was a sensible driver but sometimes it becomes difficult to control according to the situation on road.