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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Missouri trooper dies following crash

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Missouri trooper dies following crash

MEXICO, Mo. (KTRS) – A Missouri State Trooper died this morning following a crash in a remote area of Audrain County. The Highway Patrol has identified the fallen officer as 25-year-old James Bava. Authorities said Bavo was pursuing a motorcycle on a rural road in Audrain County when dispatchers lost contact with him. A few minutes later, the patrol […]

Missouri trooper dies following crash

MEXICO, Mo. (KTRS) – A Missouri State Trooper died this morning following a crash in a remote area of Audrain County.

The Highway Patrol has identified the fallen officer as 25-year-old James Bava. Authorities said Bavo was pursuing a motorcycle on a rural road in Audrain County when dispatchers lost contact with him. A few minutes later, the patrol got a call that a Highway Patrol car had crashed on Route FF. When Emergency crews arrived, the patrol said they pronounced Bava dead on the scene.

The trooper had been with department for two years and is the 31st member of the patrol to die in the line of duty. Bavo is survived by his parents and four siblings.

Investigators said they are still looking for the motorcycle that Bavo was pursing.

 

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By Mark Zinn

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