Crash sends off-duty police officer to hospital

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A police officer is in the hospital after an accident.

Friends said Sgt. John Colter of the Baton Rouge Police Department was injured in an off-duty crash.

It reportedly happened on LA 16 in French Settlement late Monday and he was the only one involved.

BRPD confirmed Colter was involved in a crash on his personal motorcycle and that it happened outside of the Baton Rouge city limits. He has been with the department for 25 years.

Colter is also the state captain of the Louisiana Patriot Guard riders. The group posted on its Facebook page that Colter was in a serious motorcycle wreck. Members added he is in ICU, stable and heavily sedated.

Family and friends of Colter have posted prayers and well wishes on his Facebook page.

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