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Officer dies after funeral procession crash

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- A 63-year-old veteran Ohio police officer has died from injuries suffered when his motorcycle was hit by a car while he was escorting a funeral procession.

Witnesses say a driver turned into the procession Saturday afternoon, sending George Brooks into the air before he hit the pavement. Brooks was hospitalized in critical condition, and the Hamilton County Coroner's office reports that he died Sunday night.

Witnesses said Brooks had his lights and siren on when the crash happened near downtown Cincinnati. Police say they haven't filed charges against the automobile driver, but are continuing to investigate.

Brooks was a 25-year police veteran when he retired in 2005 from the Forest Park police department in suburban Cincinnati.

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