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1 arrested after West Virginia officer dies during the chase

BLUEFIELD, W. Va. – A man suspected of drunk driving faces multiple charges after a police chase in West Virginia ended in an accident that an officer killed and wounding three others.

Mercer County prosecutor George Sitler says WVNS-TV that 27-year-old Morgan Smith Walker was arrested on charges including DUI causing death with reckless disregard.

Walker was held in Southern Regional Jail on $50,000 bond. The jail records do not list the Walker residence, or whether he has a lawyer.

The name of the Bluefield officer, who died early Tuesday was withheld pending notification of family members. Two other officers and a state trooper were treated at a hospital and released.

Details of the accident is not released yet. State police are investigating.

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