Police: On-duty Secret Service agent involved in fatal accident

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, May 4, 2012 16:10 EDT
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Secret Service vehicles traveling with President Barack Obama. Photo: Stanislaw Tokarski / Shutterstock.com.
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Police said Friday that an as-yet unidentified Secret Service agent struck a pedestrian with his car on Thursday afternoon, and she died a short time later.

The agent remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities, according to NBC New York. His victim, 47-year-old Maria Tripp, from Brooklyn, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Police said the agent had a green light at the time of the accident. An investigation was still underway.

Photo: Stanislaw Tokarski / Shutterstock.com.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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