East Baton Rouge Sheriff deputy killed early Thursday in single-vehicle crash near Zachary – The Advocate

East Baton Rouge Sheriff deputy killed early Thursday in single-vehicle crash near Zachary - The Advocate
EBRSO deputy killed in crash was a dedicated public servant
ZACHARY, La. (WAFB) – A deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs Office has died after he was involved in a wreck in Zachary.

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.

The sheriffs office identified the deputy as 42-year-old Steven Whitstine. A K-9 was also in the unit during the crash, but it only sustained minor injuries. Investigators believe he was on his way to work in Zachary at the time of the crash.

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.

The EBR Coroner’s van has been escorted from Pride Port Hudson Road by large contingent of EBRSO vehicles after deputy killed in early morning crash @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/g7hU4PMSh3

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.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH – An East Baton Rouge Parish deputy was killed in an early morning crash on Port Hudson Pride Road West of LA 19.

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.

The roadway has reopened as of 9 a.m. following the procession for the fallen deputy to the EBR Coroners Office.

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…


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