BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – Services are set this weekend for a West Virginia police officer killed in an accident during a pursuit of a suspected drunken driver.
Memorial Funeral Directory of Princeton says on its website that the funeral for Bluefield police Lt. Aaron L. Crook will be Saturday at the Brushfork Armory. A visitation will be held Friday evening at the armory.
Crook was a nine-year veteran of the force. He died Tuesday. Three other officers were treated for injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
Twenty-seven-year-old Morgan Smith Walker of Princeton was arrested on charges including DUI causing death with reckless disregard. A state police report obtained by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph shows Walker had a blood-alcohol level of 0.272 percent. The legal limit in West Virginia is 0.08 percent.