Honolulu Officer Struck, Killed During Traffic Stop; Second Officer Injured

One officer is dead and another is in the hospital following a traffic stop crash.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police officer is dead and another seriously injured after a collision during a traffic stop on the west side of Oahu.

Officials say the two officers were conducting a routine traffic stop Tuesday night on Farrington Highway near Ko Olina when a pick-up truck crashed into them.

Hawaii News Now and KITV report Officer Eric Fontes later died and the other officer is hospitalized in serious condition.

Police arrested a 20-year-old Waianae man at the scene for negligent homicide and negligent injury.

Fontes is the 42nd Honolulu officer to die in the line of duty.

Police Chief Louis Kealoha is expected to make a statement Wednesday.



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