Officer Injured In Early Morning Crash

Nov 30, 2012

Whitehall Police say a motorist was killed and an officer injured in a two vehicle crash early this morning.

Police say Officer Enrique Ortega was rushing to back up other officers in pursuit of a suspect when his cruiser
was hit by a motorist at East Main Street and Beechwood Avenue. The motorist was killed and Ortega is hospitalized in serious condition. Police say the suspect had allegedly threatened his girlfriend and showed up at her house. He is still at large.