DeKalb officer dies in crash, awaiting funeral details - KMSP-TV

DeKalb officer dies in crash, awaiting funeral details

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TUCKER, Ga. (AP) -- A DeKalb County police officer died in a traffic accident early Saturday while trying to find a motorist who fled a traffic stop.

The motorist was later arrested on multiple charges.

Police said they've charged 27-year-old Gregory Lee Harvey Jr. of Stone Mountain with felony murder, reckless driving and theft by receiving a stolen vehicle.

Police Chief Cedric Alexander said Officer Ivorie Klusmann was responding to a call when his patrol car ran off the road and hit a tree at 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Minutes earlier, he had stopped a vehicle for a traffic stop and then the driver sped off.

Another officer spotted the vehicle and Klusmann was responding to that when he wrecked. The driver got away, but turned himself in Saturday afternoon.

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