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Man Dies After Being Hit by Patrol Car

February 24, 2002

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Man Dies After Being Hit by Patrol Car

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MILL CREEK – The State Patrol is investigating a car-pedestrian fatality involving one of its own troopers.

The trooper was driving a patrol car home from work in Bellevue around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when he struck a 22-year-old man crossing Highway 527 near 164th St. in Mill Creek. He has been identified as Brock Loshbaugh.

Loshbaugh apparently tried to cross the highway in front of the patrol car. He died soon after in the hospital.

The trooper, Jason Crandall, was not injured, but the State Patrol says he was shaken up.

"Well obviously he's shook up like anybody would be, being involved in that type of collision,” said Lieut. Mark Thomas of the Washington State Patrol. “It's a tragedy when anyone dies on the highways and the trooper is obviously shook up about it."

Police will try to determine how fast Crandall was going and if the accident could have been avoided.

Investigators say tropper Jason Crandall, a 2-year veteran of the Washington State Patrol, was on his way home from the Bellevue station.

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