Driver dies after crash involving GPD officer at Galveston intersection
GALVESTON COUNTY, TX — A woman has died following a two-vehicle crash early Thursday involving a GPD officer in Galveston, according to ABC13.
Officials said the collision took place at the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway Avenue J.
A preliminary investigation indicates a Galveston Police Department officer had been responding to a call regarding an armed man making threats at a nearby drug store when his cruiser struck a sedan driven by the woman.
The female driver, who was reported seriously injured as a result of the crash, was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Though her identity remains undisclosed, the University of Texas Medical Branch confirmed she was a medical laboratory technologist.
The officer, who sustained minor injuries, was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
Footage recorded in the aftermath of the crash shows the victim’s sedan in a smashed condition, and extensive front-end damage to the patrol vehicle. Airbags in both vehicles appeared to have been deployed.
Galveston Police Department officials indicated that footage captured by the cruiser’s in-car cameras and the officer’s body camera will be consulted in the ongoing investigation.
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