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Trooper Christopher M. Gadd

rooper Christopher Gadd was killed when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle while he was parked on the shoulder of I-5, near 136th Street NE in Marysville, at about 3:00 am.

He was conducting DUI enforcement patrols when the crash occurred. The vehicle that struck him was traveling at a high rate of speed when drove into the back of his patrol car. The driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide while awaiting toxicology reports.

Trooper Gadd had served with the Washington State Patrol for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, parents, and sister. His father also served with the Washington State Patrol and his sister serves with the Texas Highway Patrol.

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