Saturday May 25th, 2024 4:17AM

Officials release name of Georgia State Trooper killed in Gwinnett County crash

By Austin Eller News Director

A Georgia State Trooper was killed in the line of duty Sunday afternoon in Gwinnett County.

A press release issued by the Georgia Department of Public Safety identified the fallen trooper as Jimmy Cenescar #436 of Post 9 in Marietta.

Cenescar was reportedly attempting to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation on Interstate 85 northbound near Old Peachtree Road in Gwinnett County Sunday afternoon. During that attempt, Cenescar's vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene and attempted life-saving measures. Cenescar was taken to Northside Gwinnett Hospital where he passed away.

"Trooper Cenescar has been employed with the Georgia Department of Public Safety since January of 2023 and was a graduate of the 114th Trooper School," the release said. "The Department of Public Safety sends its sincerest condolences and prayers to Trooper Jimmy Cenescar's family and co-workers. Please keep Trooper Cenescar’s family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of their loved one."

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