Pennsylvania: Officer Brian Lorenzo, on police motorcycle, run down and killed by John Leck Jr. who police say was DWI
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A veteran Philadelphia highway patrol officer is dead, after his motorcycle was struck by a wrong-way driver on I-95 northbound early Sunday morning.
“Around 3:15 a.m. this morning, Police Officer Brian Lorenzo, assigned to Highway Patrol, was en route home from work, just shy of the Cottman Avenue exit, was struck by a vehicle driving in the southbound lane,” said Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross.
Officer Brian Lorenzo was 48-years old and a 23-year veteran. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“It just appears that Officer Lorenzo had absolutely no chance to evade this male. And it’s just a sad, sad day for us,” Ross Said
The driver of the striking car, who police have identified as 48-year old John Leck Jr. of Levittown, Pa., was supposedly found to be driving under the influence.
Police say Leck Jr. will be charged with vehicular homicide , DUI and related offenses. ….MORE