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Ohio officer struck by vehicle while directing traffic dies

Posted at 10:12 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 10:12:56-05

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A police officer in Ohio who was struck by a pickup truck while he was redirecting traffic after a crash has died.

Colerain Township police say the 46-year-old officer died Monday night at a hospital where he had been in critical condition since Friday.

Police said Officer Dale Woods was injured late Friday night while police and emergency crews were responding to a car that had struck a pole. Authorities say a pickup truck approaching the scene, struck Woods.

Police Chief Mark Denney says the father of three leaves behind “a grateful police department and a grateful community.”

Hundreds of people attended a vigil for Woods in the Cincinnati suburb Monday night shortly before he died.

Authorities are investigating the crash that killed the 15-year veteran of the police department.