The wreck happened Thursday morning on Port Hudson-Pride Road in Zachary between Munson Drive and Pin Oak Lane. The road was closed in both directions while first responders worked the scene.
According to a spokesperson for EBRSO, Steven Whitstine, 42, was killed on his way to work when his unit veered off the road, struck a tree, then a bridge before overturning.
Sheriffs deputy killed in crash on his way to work Thursday
The deputy had just celebrated his twentieth wedding anniversary, according to a post from his wife, Deputy Elisha Whitstine, on Facebook.
Whitstine was a deputy in East Baton Rouge for eight years and a police officer in Baker for nine years before that. He was a member of the EBRSO K9 unit. Sources say his dog, Sixx, was taken to a vet with minor injuries to be treated.
Whitstine was transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroners Office just before 10 a.m. where Sheriff Sid Gautreaux spoke to media.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Deputy Steven Whitstine, 42, died in a car crash Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Photo courtesy of EBRSO)
A deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs Office was killed after his car veered off the road, struck a tree and then a bridge before flipping Thursday morning (May 30), WAFB reported.
Steven Whitstine, a 42-year-old deputy on the K9 unit, died while he was driving to work, said Sheriff Sid Gautreaux in a post on the Sheriffs Office Facebook page. The single-car wreck occurred along Port Hudson-Pride Road in Zachary, WAFB reported.
The deputy worked with the EBRSO for more than eight years and served with the Baker Police Department for more than nine years, Gautreaux said.
Message From the Sheriff: It is with a heavy heart I write to inform you that 42-year-old Lt. Steven Whitstine of our K9…