State Police say an officer with the Monroe Police Department died in a crash on Sunday. Trooper Michael Reichardt says 26-year-old Officer Christopher Beaudion was in his unit shortly before 3am on Sunday morning on South 2nd near Winnsboro Rod in Monroe.
"For reasons still under investigation, he veered across both lanes and struck a tree," said Reichardt.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, and routine toxicology and autopsy results are pending. Reichardt says Beaudion has been with the department since August of 2016 and leaves behind a wife and two children.
"This is a tragic situation, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Monroe Police Department and the officer's family," said Reichardt.