Detroit officer dies after crash during training

The 25-year-old officer was alone in his vehicle when it collided with a second vehicle

Duty Death: Darren Weathers - [Detroit, Michigan]

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Associated Press

DETROIT — Detroit’s police chief says one of his officers has died in a traffic crash during a training exercise.

Chief James Craig says 25-year-old Officer Darren Weathers died at a hospital following the collision at a Detroit intersection about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Craig says Weathers was alone in his vehicle when it collided with a second vehicle. He says the collision pushed Weathers’ vehicle into a metal pylon, causing extensive damage.

Craig says he didn’t know whether anyone in the other vehicle was injured.

Weathers had been on the force for only 1½ years. He recently received a medal of valor for helping his partner who was shot while the two were on duty together last April.


With great sadness Police Chief James Craig announced the passing of Detroit Police Officer Darren Weathers.

Posted by Detroit Police Department on Tuesday, February 13, 2018


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