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Kansas officer dies in a car accident, pedestrians will be charged

CONCORDIA, Kan. – Authorities say a Kansas police officer died when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle that had slowed down to avoid a pedestrian walking on the highway.

The pedestrian was later arrested and faces charges of second-degree murder and pedestrians under the influence.

The Concordia Blade-Empire reports 48-year-old Concordia officer Marc Henry was killed Monday afternoon on Highway 81 in Ottawa County.

Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Roy Henry says several cars slowed down to avoid the man walking along the highway when Henry hit one of them from behind.

Before joining the Concordia department in 2012, Henry worked for the Clay Center of the police and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. He was also a member of the National Guard in the Army and the Marine Corps.

Henry will be buried Friday with full military honors.

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Information: Concordia (Can.) Blade-Empire, http://www.bladeempire.com

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