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Whitehall Police Release More Details Of Cruiser, Auto Crash

Whitehall police have released more details about Friday morning’s pre-dawn traffic accident between a Columbus resident and an on-duty Whitehall patrolman. Whitehall police have identified the driver who was killed when his car collided with a city police cruiser on an emergency run. 78-year-old Vernon Lightle of Columbus died in the accident. The driver of the cruiser, Whitehall police officer Enrique Ortega is hospitalized in serious condition with broken bones and internal injuries. Ortega was on his way to assist other officers who were pursuing a suspect.