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Philadelphia police officer under investigation for fatal collision

The Philadelphia police officer may have been drinking prior to the deadly crash, which happened Sept. 14 at State Road and Ashburner Street.

police 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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