By Sarah Sarder, Loyd Brumfield and LaVendrick Smith
A Grand Prairie police officer was killed Friday after a crash threw him off an overpass on the Bush Turnpike, police said.
Officer Albert “A.J.” Castaneda, 38, was running radar while standing outside his SUV parked on the inside shoulder of the Dickey Road overpass around 10:40 a.m., Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye said in a news conference Friday afternoon.
The driver of a Nissan 300ZX heading north on the turnpike lost control and struck Castaneda’s vehicle, throwing Castaneda to the ground about 20 feet below, police said.
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