SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Investigators are questioning whether a speeding police cruiser’s siren was sounding when it collided with a car in northern Indiana, killing a young single mother.
The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team is investigating last Friday’s crash that killed 22-year-old Erica Flores . Prosecutors say video footage from a business near the crash won’t be released out of respect for Flores’ two daughters.
The South Bend Tribune reports that an attorney for Flores’ family who saw the footage says it shows South Bend officer Justin Gorny had his emergency lights on when colliding with Flores’ vehicle at an intersection. But the attorney says it’s unclear if Gorny turned on the cruiser’s siren.
Investigators declined to discuss the footage or what Gorny was responding to when the collision occurred. The Police Department is conducting its own investigation.