Officer Dies After Police Car Goes Off Bridge In Asheville

5:13 PM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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  • Officer Robert Bingaman (Photo: Asheville Citizen Times)
  • Courtesy WSPA.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- WSPA-TV is reporting that an Asheville police officer has died after his cruiser went off a bridge.

Both WSPA and the Asheville Citizen-Times have identified the officer as Robert Bingaman.

According to WSPA, the accident happened Tuesday afternoon at the Jeff Bowen Bridge on I-240. 

No details were provided on the cause of the accident, but photos show the cruiser on the ground, leaning upright against a column.

WSPA says Bingaman worked for the Asheville Police Department for six years.

No other information was immediately available.

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