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Updated: Police ID Off-duty Harrington Officer Who Struck and Killed Man on Road

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FELTON, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Delaware State Police have released the name of a Harrington Police Department officer who struck and killed a Pennsylvania man who was standing in a traffic lane of a state highway.
    
Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said in a statement Sunday that 47-year-old Carl Klotz was off-duty and driving a marked SUV when he hit 32-year-old Christopher Thompson of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, around 1:40 a.m. Saturday in an eastbound lane of Route 12 east of Felton.
    
Hale said  Thompson had pulled over in his pickup truck to check a mechanical problem with a 30-foot trailer he was towing. Hale said part of the trailer was sticking out in the roadway, and Thompson was standing beside it when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Klotz was not hurt in the crash, according to police. 
    
Hale says the accident remains under investigation.

The city of Harrington said in a statement that it extends its "deepest condolences to all involved in this tragic accident." 

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