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Flags flown at half staff for Arkansas deputy killed in rollover crash

 Frank Ramirez, 29, served as a deputy for the Independence Co. Sheriff's Department.  He was killed while traveling on AR-14 in a rollover crash.  Gov. Hutchinson ordered the flags be flown at half-staff in his memory.
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Frank Ramirez, 29, served as a deputy for the Independence Co. Sheriff's Department. He was killed while traveling on AR-14 in a rollover crash. Gov. Hutchinson ordered the flags be flown at half-staff in his memory.

Flags in Arkansas are being flown at half-staff after an Independence County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning.

Governor Asa Hutchison gave the order and sent condolences to the family of Frank Ramírez. Arkansas State Police said Ramirez was traveling on a wet state Highway 14 in a 2018 Dodge Charger when he lost control on a curve.

The vehicle left the road, striking a culvert on the driver's side and then became airborne, finally landing on its top. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Independence County Sheriffs Department confirmed his passing in a Facebook post, requesting prayers for his family, the community, and the department - ending the post with "Rest Easy. We've got the watch from here."

Frank Ramírez was 29.