Brother of Famed Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda Killed in Boca Raton Crash - NBC 6 South Florida

Brother of Famed Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda Killed in Boca Raton Crash

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    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 17: Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda (C) and manager Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs meet before game three of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 17, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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    • 83-year-old Joseph Lasorda made a left turn in front of an unmarked Boca Raton police SUV driven by 30-year-old Sgt. Doug Immler.

    • While the crash happened in Boca Raton, police officials asked the sheriff's office to investigate since it involved a police officer.

    Authorities in Florida say the brother of legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been killed in a car crash involving a police officer.

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in an email that 83-year-old Joseph Lasorda made a left turn in front of an unmarked Boca Raton police SUV driven by 30-year-old Sgt. Doug Immler on Thursday night. The accident report says Immler had a green light.

    Lasorda was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he died.

    While the crash happened in Boca Raton, police officials asked the sheriff's office to investigate since it involved a police officer.

    Officials say Immler was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

    Lasorda's wife Gaetana Lasorda told the Palm Beach Post her husband "was personality-plus" and a "friend to everyone."

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