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Services continue Monday for state trooper killed in crash

State trooper Michael P. Stewart. (Photo: Pennsylvania State Police)

LATROBE – A public viewing will be held Monday to honor State Trooper Michael Stewart, who was killed in a fatal crash Friday.

Stewart would have celebrated his 27th birthday this week.

Stewart and his partner were driving on Route 711 in Ligonier Township in Westmoreland County when a garbage truck pulled out of a parking lot and the vehicles collided.

His partner suffered a concussion.

A public viewing will be held at Lopatich funeral home in Latrobe Monday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

His funeral service will be Tuesday at the Holy Family Church in Latrobe starting at 10 a.m.

The procession route will be in place Tuesday from the Holy Family Church to Unity Cemetery.

The procession will start from Jefferson Street, then left onto Irving Avenue,then onto Ligonier Street and will turn right onto route 982 and 30. The procession will continue on on St. Vincent's Drive and end at Unity Cemetery Road.

A state police commissioner released a statement following Stewart's death that said Stewart served the commonwealth honorably and "We join all Pennsylvanians to mourn his passing."

Stewart is the 98th member of the Pennsylvania State Police to be killed in the line of duty.

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