Off-duty cop killed man in Moses Lake crash

Published On: Nov 07 2012 09:39:59 AM PST

The driver who struck and killed a man last week in Moses Lake was an off-duty police officer.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the Halloween night fatality, but Police Chief Dean Mitchell told the Columbia Basin Herald there's no indication Officer R.C. Sheats did anything wrong. Mitchell calls it an unfortunate accident.

The patrol reports Gary C. Kilpatrick, 47, of Moses Lake was fatally injured when he ran into traffic in front of Sheats' personal vehicle. The 25-year-old has been on the Moses Lake police force for about a year.