GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Visitation and funeral arrangements have been announced for Grand Prairie Police Officer A.J. Castaneda.
Officer Castaneda, 38, was killed after a driver lost control and hit him while he was running traffic enforcement at 10:40 a.m. on the President George Bush Turnpike last Friday.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
The visitation is Wednesday, June 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home at 4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy. in Arlington.
The funeral will be Thursday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. at The Potter’s House at 6777 W. Kiest Blvd. in Dallas.
Castaneda fell from the overpass to the street below. Highway patrol has yet to determine why the driver lost control.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
An off-duty Arlington police officer witnessed the accident, called 911 and tried to help Castaneda.
The 17-year-old driver wasn’t injured and there were no signs of impairment at the scene, or that the driver struck Castaneda intentionally, police said.
Castaneda was a five-year veteran of the force.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
He worked previously with the U.S. Coast Guard for eight years and Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department for six years.