ASHEVILLE, NC (WLOS) — News 13 has confirmed an Asheville Police Officer was killed after his cruiser crashed off the Jeff Bowen Bridge in West Asheville and landed along Riverside Drive. Asheville Police tell us Senior Officer Robert Bingaman was in the vehicle when it plunged from the bridge just before 1 p.m.
Two westbound lanes of I-240 are currently closed. A witness tells News 13 the cruiser appeared to be going at a high rate of speed and was not using lights or siren. Firefighters say it took them awhile to stabilize the the vehicle. They had to strap the back end of the vehicle to the piling of the bridge.
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