09/14/2011

Honolulu officer killed during traffic stop

Officer Eric Fontes was killed after a pickup truck crashed into the scene of a traffic stop

By PoliceOne Staff

HONOLULU — A Honolulu police officer was killed in a collision during a traffic stop in Oahu Tuesday night.

Three patrol cars were assisting with traffic after an officer had pulled over an SUV, KITV reported. A pickup truck crashed into the vehicles, injuring two officers, Officer Sam Scanlan and Officer Eric Fontes.

Fontes died before arriving at Pali Momi Medical Center, and Scanlan remains in serious condition.

The woman driving the SUV is being treated for injuries.

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