Asheville Officer Killed After Cruiser Crashes Off Bridge

A North Carolina police officer was killed after his police cruiser plummeted off an interstate bridge Tuesday afternoon.

Asheville police chief William Anderson identified the dead policeman as Officer Rob Bingaman.

Police say Bingaman's cruiser went off the I-240 bridge around 1:00 p.m. The Highway Patrol is now investigating why the officer's patrol car crashed.

Bingaman was a police officer in Asheville for six years and worked for their traffic safety unit.