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Friends, family bid farewell to NYPD officer killed on LIE

March 29, 2013 9:47:34 AM PDT
A funeral was held Friday morning for the off-duty NYPD officer killed in a crash on the Long Island Expressway.

Joseph Pritchard, 30, of North Babylon, died early Monday morning.

His pickup truck was stopped in the westbound lanes between exits 51 and 52 in the Dix Hills-East Half Hollow Hills area for an unknown reason when it was rear-ended by a commercial truck.

Both vehicles caught fire.

Authorities say Pritchard was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries. The other driver suffered minor injuries.

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