- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Charleston police have not asked any outside agency to investigate a wreck in which a woman died after her car collided with a city police cruiser that apparently did not have its sirens on.

Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster told the Charleston Gazette-Mail (https://bit.ly/2iJzzzq ) in an email that investigators have been working with the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office to objectively review details of the Jan. 4 collision.

Webster says Officer Stephen Doss was responding to a report of an armed burglary when he crashed into the unidentified woman’s car. She died five days later.

He says a preliminary investigation has found that Doss was speeding and did not activate the cruiser’s emergency lights or sirens.

Charleston police asked the West Virginia State Police to investigate a similar incident in 2005.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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