OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities are investigating a deadly crash that claimed the life of an Oklahoma City police officer.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, dispatchers received a call about a head-on crash along I-44 and S.W. 29th St.
When officers arrived at the scene, they realized one of the drivers involved is an Oklahoma City police officer.
“When we arrived, we learned that one of the involved drivers was one of our officers who unfortunately was pronounced deceased,” said Capt. Valerie Littlejohn, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Investigators say the officer was off-duty at the time of the crash and was actually headed home from work.
“The officer was off-duty in a personal vehicle, just leaving work when the accident happened,” said Capt. Littlejohn.
Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department identified the officer as 31-year-old Sgt. Meagan Burke.
Authorities say the officer was hit head-on when a driver heading the opposite direction swerved left, was propelled over the center guardrail, and hit Burke’s vehicle head-on.
Sgt. Burke has been a police officer in Oklahoma City since May of 2016.