Investigators confirm stray bike caused cop's death

Ball Police Officer Russell A. "Roscoe" George, 47, died in a crash in early June


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BALL, La. — Louisiana State Police investigators have confirmed that a fatal accident involving a Ball police officer traveling at almost 90 mph was caused by a bicycle lying in the road.

Ball Police Officer Russell A. "Roscoe" George, 47, died in a crash early June 26 on U.S. Highway 165 in Ball.

A State Police report says George was on duty and was responding to a call for assistance from another Ball police officer. George had the vehicle's emergency lights on and was wearing a seatbelt.

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