NYPD: 1 officer killed, 8 hurt in van crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a 25-year-old officer was killed and either others hurt when the van they were in crashed into a concrete barrier.

Officer Michael Williams was ejected from the right rear passenger seat window when the police van struck a barrier Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The other officers were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The officers from the 47th precinct in the Bronx were headed to Manhattan on the Bruckner Expressway when the van crashed around 5 a.m.

The circumstances that led to the crash were unclear.

 

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