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Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Cruiser Crash

An East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash Friday night.

Deputy Dustin Hamilton died on impact when his cruiser collided with another vehicle on Joor Road near Central, according to WBRZ-TV.

The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash is currently under investigation.

Hamilton was only 24 years old and had served two years on the force, but always wanted to be a deputy.

"It was his life-long dream to work for the force," Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Hicks said. "This is very devastating for our force, for his family."

The sheriff's office is working to get grief assistance for those who may need it following the loss.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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