Funeral arrangements set for deputy killed in crash

Dustin Hamilton (Source: Greenoaks Funeral Home)
Dustin Hamilton (Source: Greenoaks Funeral Home)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a sheriff's deputy who died in a crash while heading home Friday evening.

Visitation for Dustin Hamilton, 24, of Central, will be held Tuesday at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Florida Boulevard from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

It will continue Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the funeral service at noon. He will be laid to rest in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

Hamilton had been with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office just under two years.

According to Louisiana State Police, Hamilton was northbound on Joor Road when he lost control of his sheriff's unit around 7:15 p.m.

Troopers his car crossed the center line and was hit on the driver's side by a Ford Explorer. Hamilton died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, Gloria Burrell, 26, of Zachary, was taken to Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge with serious injuries.

LSP reported it is unknown what caused Hamilton to lose control of his car. Impairment by either driver is not suspected to be a factor in the accident.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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