Galveston crash: Pedestrian dies in crash involving off-duty officer

A Galveston police officer who was driving to work was involved in a crash that left a 63-year-old man dead on Friday morning.

According to Galveston police, the off-duty officer was driving his personal vehicle near Broadway and 58th when he was involved in the crash.

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Officials say the officer reported on the police channel that he had been involved in an accident involving a pedestrian.

Officers performed CPR before EMS arrived. He was then transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash because a Galveston PD officer is involved.

"I would like to offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of the decedent. It's a very tragic accident, and we wish the circumstances were different," Galveston PD Chief Balli said.