BALTIMORE (AP) — An investigative report concludes that a Baltimore police officer who died when his cruiser crashed into the back of a fire truck was speeding.
The report also say Officer Thomas Portz Jr., 32, was probably distracted by a film crew on the opposite side of a highway when he crashed in October.
The report was obtained by The Baltimore Sun under the Public Information Act. It also says Portz was not wearing his seat belt.
According to the report, Portz had been speeding at 71 mph. The speed limit is 50 mph on that portion U.S. 40. Portz was not responding to an emergency call.
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