Retired Trooper Dies, Wife Injured in Motorcycle Crash

OCTOBER 11, 2005 - Posted at 8:02 a.m. CDT

MARIANNA, AR - A retired state trooper has died from injuries from a motorcycle crash.

Former trooper Ronnie Welch was killed Sunday after his motorcycle was involved in an accident with a car near Marianna.  He was 54.  Welch's wife, also a retired trooper, 52-year-old Janet Welch, sustained serious injuries.

State Police director Colonel Steve Dozier said that between them the Welches served in the agency for more than 45 years.

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