Arrest made in fatal crash of Jefferson Hills Police Officer

RAW: Jefferson Hills crash involving officer

PITTSBURGH — Police have arrested Zachary W. Foltz of South Park in the fatal crash of Jefferson Hills Police Officer Dale T. Provins, Jr.

Officer Provins was killed in June after a car crashed head-on into his police vehicle on Old Clairton Road.

Foltz is facing homicide related charges as well as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and drug possession.

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Jefferson Hills Police released this statement concerning the crash: “The investigation revealed that Foltz was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Old Clairton Road, crossed over into the northbound lane and struck Officer Provins' northbound police vehicle head-on. Both drivers were transported by medical helicopters to a trauma center in Pittsburgh. Officer Provins succumbed to his injuries and died 10 days later. The Allegheny County Office of Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death was as a result of blunt force injuries of trunk and extremities due to motor vehicle accident.”

Chief Gene Roach tells Channel 11 that Officer Provins was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and was buried with military honors.

RAW: Jefferson Hills crash involving officer