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Officer Down: Sergeant Richard C. LeBow - [Mulberry, Arkansas]
Age: 51 Cause of Death: Automobile accident Incident Details: Sergeant Richard LeBow was killed in an automobile accident on I-40 near Mulberry, at approximately 10:25 am.
His patrol car collided head-on with an oncoming tractor trailer.
End of Watch: Monday, February 4, 2008
Ark. trooper dies in highway accident
The Associated Press
MULBERRY, Ark. — An Arkansas State Police trooper died in crash Monday on Interstate 40 in Crawford County after his cruiser collided with a tractor trailer.
Sgt. Richard C. LeBow, 51, of Ozark, pulled out from an interstate median and collided with a truck in an eastbound lane, state police spokesman Bill Sadler said in a statement. Television reports said the tractor-trailer caught fire after the crash at mile marker 20 near Mulberry. Video showed a smoky crash scene and the front end of LeBow's cruiser destroyed.
Sadler said the unidentified driver of the tractor-trailer was injured in the crash and taken to a Fort Smith hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.
LeBow is survived his mother Nadine, wife Kathy and two sons, Charles and Caleb. He is the 19th state trooper to die in the line of duty since the department was established in 1935.
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