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Off-duty NYPD officer arrested in fatal accident

October 4, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer has been arrested on charges including vehicular manslaughter after an accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

The accident happened shortly after 6 a.m. Friday on Richmond Terrace on Staten Island.

Police say a Ford Escape driven by off-duty officer Joseph McClean struck 51-year-old William Hemphill.

Hemphill was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center.

The 29-year-old McClean was arrested on charges including vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

No information on an attorney for the officer was immediately available.

The investigation is ongoing.



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