A Pennsylvania State Police officer was reportedly involved in an accident that killed an Edinboro woman on Saturday.
According to reports, Trooper Frederick Schimp was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer at 3:30 a.m. when he failed to stop at an intersection and struck 57-year-old Donna Platz. Police say that Schimp and Trooper Garrett Padasak, a passenger in the vehicle, were not responding to a call when the accident happened, and Platz was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy will reportedly be done on Monday, and as Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook explains, a quick autopsy is normal with these situations.
“That's protocol any time police or firefighters or public servants are involved in a death,” said Cook.
Both officers were taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, and police say an investigation is ongoing.
Sources: GoErie, Penn Live, Inquisitr