Oil City Police Chief Investigating Crash Involving Officer

| January 14, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An accident on Saturday afternoon involving a police cruiser has prompted an investigation by the Oil City Chief of Police.

(Photo courtesy Facebook/Christina Gabel.)

On Monday morning, Oil City Police Chief Wenner told exploreVenango.com, that he wanted to “take a look at everything before (he) released a statement,” in regards to a crash that happened at the intersection of East First and State Streets on Saturday afternoon involving an Oil City Police cruiser.

“The officers were responding to a domestic in progress, “ explained Chief Wenner.“And, a junior driver struck the cruiser.”

“I don’t know whether the emergency siren was on. That is what I am looking into today. I can’t make a judgment on the situation until I look at everything,” he continued. “However, the officers were responding to an incident.”

Chief Wenner said that social media blew up with a lot of different versions of the accident.

“The good thing is no one was injured in the crash,” Wenner said.

Chief Wenner said that two cruisers were traveling to the active domestic incident. One cruiser went through the intersection and the other one was struck by a vehicle.

“There is no type of conspiracy here. I will look at all of the facts, interview the witnesses, and issue a press release shortly,” Wenner concluded.


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