WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A motorcycle police officer escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade has died after being hit by a pickup truck.<br />
Palm Beach County Sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera says the Jupiter police officer was on Interstate 95 Sunday afternoon preparing to shut the roadway down when he was struck by a Ford F-150.<br />
He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. His identity has not been released.<br />
Barbera says an investigation is ongoing and no charges have yet been filed against the driver.<br />
Obama made a campaign appearance at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.<br />
White House press secretary Jay Carney says the president was notified of the officer's death and "our thoughts and prayers are with the officer's family."
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