SPRINGHILL – A 17-year-old has died after he was struck by a Springhill police officer who was in his patrol unit responding to a call for service.
Louisiana State Police said the crash occurred shortly after 7 p.m., Friday when Sgt. Leon Thirdgill, 49, was traveling on South Main Street when he approached the rear of a slower moving vehicle. He passed the vehicle merging into the southbound lane when he struck Sean Revels of Cullen, according to a release.
Trooper Matt Harris said Thirdgill then pulled to the shoulder of the road and stopped to give aid until an ambulance arrived.