Monroe police officer dies in car accident

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A Monroe Police Officer has died after a single-vehicle crash.

Courtesy: MPD

The Monroe Police Department Facebook page announced Officer Chris Beaudion was killed in the crash early Sunday morning. He was on duty at the time of the accident.

Louisiana State Police are investigating the crash. They say it happened around 3 am at the intersection of South 2nd and Winnsboro Road in Monroe.

Investigators say Officer Beaudion was traveling on South 2nd St. when he veered to the left and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police are investigating what caused him to go off the road.

Police say Beaudion has been with the department since August 4, 2016. He leaves behind a wife and two children.