Asheville: Officer Robert Bingaman Dead After Police Car Falls off Bridge

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 29, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A police officer in Asheville, North Carolina, died after his cruiser plunged off the Jeff Bowen Bridge, according to reports.

Senior Officer Robert Bingaman was confirmed as the dead officer in the incident.

The car fell on Riverside Drive just before 1 p.m., reported WLOS-TV, citing the Asheville Police Department.

Two westbound lanes of Interstate-240 were closed due to a police investigation.

A witness told WLOS that the police cruiser appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed before the crash. The car was not flashing its lights or using a siren.

Photos uploaded by local media show the cruiser’s face-down and propped up against a support beam.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.