Funeral set for Thursday for state trooper killed in crash

Funeral plans for a New Jersey state trooper killed when his cruiser struck a deer have been finalized.

State police say the funeral for 24-year-old Anthony Raspa will be Thursday at a church in Somerset.

The family has asked that the church service remain private.

State Police Capt. Stephen Jones says Raspa and partner Gene Hong were patrolling eastbound on a stretch of I-195 in Monmouth County when their Ford Crown Victoria struck the deer. The car ran off the side of the road and hit a tree. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The 29-year-old Hong was treated at a hospital for lacerations and a neck injury.

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