A Monroe, Louisiana police officer died in crash while responding to a call Monday night.
Officer Ayrian Williams was responding to a call to provide assistance to another officer around 6:45 p.m. when her cruiser left South Eighth Street near its intersection with Temple Drive in South Monroe and crashed into a tree before landing on its side, according to The News Star.
Monroe Police Chief Eugene Ellis said that Williams attempted to dodge a hazard in the road when the wreck occurred.
The officer was unresponsive when officers arrived at the scene and was transported to St. Francis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
"Just last week was National Police Week where we honor fallen officers," Ellis said. "At that point, we had no idea the Monroe Police Department would be adding another name to that list."
Williams started working at the Monroe Police Department on Nov. 15, 2017 and after she completed her training phase, she was assigned to the patrol division where she has worked for the last four months.
"Officer Williams was a highly dedicated, extremely hard worker," Ellis said. "Early on in her career, she could have chosen to go anywhere in the United States to get a job to be a police officer."
Before joining the police force in Monroe, Williams worked for the Southern University Police Department.
Originally from the New Orleans area, Williams leaves behind her mother and extended family.
Funeral arrangements are pending.