Philadelphia police officer under investigation for fatal collision

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Philadelphia Police Department is investigating an officer in connection with a fatal crash on Sept. 14.
Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

The Philadelphia Police Department is reportedly investigating one of its own for the officer’s involvement in a fatal collision in Holmesburg over the weekend.

The officer may have been drinking prior to the deadly collision, which happened about 11:40 p.m. Sept. 14 at State Road and Ashburner Street, 6ABC Action News reports.

The 54-year-old police officer was driving south on State Road in a silver Dodge Challenger when he hit the side of a van heading east on Ashburner Street, the report states. The intersection had flashing yellow lights for north-south traffic and flashing red lights for east-west traffic.

The van’s driver died from his injuries yesterday at Aria Health-Torresdale.

The officer was also taken to Aria for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

 


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