2 officers uninjured in wreck
Published 8:40 pm Friday, January 6, 2012
Two Demopolis Police Officers were uninjured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night.
The two cruisers, which collided with one another, were responding to a call when the accident occurred.
“A woman called 911 to report a man had taken something from her purse,” Police Chief Tommie Reese said. “She told 911 that she was behind the vehicle and the officers were en route to their location.”
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The wreck, which occurred around 8 p.m. Dec. 31 near Lock 4 heading north, badly damaged the two cars. However, one of the vehicles was a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria and scheduled for replacement.
Reese said one of the officers likely misjudged his stopping distance which would have been a possible contributing factor in the accident.
Alabama State Trooper Post in Selma is investigating the accident. Reese declined to name the officers involved, citing the ongoing investigation.