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June 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Funeral procession for trooper killed in motorcycle crash

Trooper Sean M. O'Connell, who was killed while on duty when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle Friday evening, is brought to the Solie Funeral Home by a police escort on Sunday afternoon. O'Connell casket is seen through the rear window of the hearse. Hundreds of officers helped escort the Troopers body from Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon to Everett. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Trooper Sean M. O’Connell, who was killed while on duty Friday evening when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle, is brought to the Solie Funeral Home in Everett by a police escort on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of officers  joined the motorcade from Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon to Everett. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

As many as 150 police cruisers participated Sunday in a motorcade honoring a Washington State Patrol trooper killed in a motorcycle crash last week.

Trooper Sean O’Connell died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a box truck. The 38-year-old had been working traffic control related to a detour established after the collapse of a section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The motorcade carrying the trooper’s body traveled from Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon to a funeral home in downtown Everett. Firefighters and motorcyclists waving American flags lined overpasses along the way.

O’Connell was a 16-year veteran of the state patrol.

 

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