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Officer dies after crash in Norton Shores

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Authorities say a police officer has died after a crash involving his cruiser while on duty in western Michigan. Norton Shores police say an area resident reported the single-vehicle crash around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the officer was taken to a hospital and died. 

The officer's name wasn't immediately released, but police described him as a 10-year veteran of the force with a wife and two children. Michigan State Police are investigating what led to the crash, which destroyed the cruiser.

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