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Officer dies after crashing cruiser on bridge

Published On: Oct 29 2013 08:20:36 PM CDT
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -

Authorities say an Asheville police officer is dead after his cruiser plunged off a bridge.      

Asheville Police Chief William Anderson said Officer Robert Bingaman died Tuesday when his car ran off a bridge on Interstate 240 around 1 p.m.

The car landed along Riverside Drive. There was no one else in the cruiser and no one else was hurt.

Firefighters said it took some time to stabilize the police car, and they had to strap the back end of the vehicle to a bridge piling.      

Bingaman was 37 and had been with the Asheville Police Department for six years.