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Police officer dies while managing traffic

The investigation is still underway, but the driver was already charged with manslaughter.

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Members of the police corps in Malacky are investigating the circumstances of a July 31 accident in which a transport police officer died.

The 48-year-old police officer was hit by a driver while managing traffic close to the D2 highway section near Lozorno (Bratislava Region). The warning lights of his car were on, he was wearing a reflective vest and carrying a stop sign in his hand, spokesperson for the Regional Police Corps Headquarters in Bratislava Lucia Mihalíková told the TASR newswire.

The driver, a woman from Malacky, hit him and subsequently crashed into the guardrails, TASR wrote.

The injured police officer was transported by the helicopter to one of the hospitals in Bratislava, but despite treatment he succumbed to his injuries.

The breath analysis test of the driver was negative, TASR wrote.

“The police investigator launched a criminal prosecution and charged the 25-year-old driver Michaela from Malacky with manslaughter,” Mihalíková said, as quoted by TASR.

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