Maricopa County detention officer dies following car crash in Buckeye

Maricopa County detention officer dies following car crash in Buckeye
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Justin Folsome died in a car crash Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Buckeye, Ariz. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AZ Family)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - An officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is dead following a crash in Buckeye earlier this week.

Detention Officer Justin Folsome, an eight-year veteran on the force, died from injuries he suffered in a car crash Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, after a semi-truck rear-ended him on State Route 85, according to a report by AZ Family.

The driver of the semi-truck taken to the hospital for their injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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