APD officer Joshua Sieck has been charged with 2nd degree vehicular homicide after his patrol car ran into Jacqueline Culp’s BMW on Cascade Road in unincorporated Fulton County, causing her death several hours later, according to CBS, AJC and APD reports.
CBS Atlanta is reporting that, “Joshua Sieck was running an emergency call when the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on July 21.”
Sieck and Culp both had to be extricated from their vehicles following the crash. The 59-year-old victim died after being taken to Atlanta Medical Center. Sieck was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital but has since been released.
Kenyatta White, the driver of a third car that was also hit, told Channel 2 Action News that Sieck appeared to be driving too fast but she remembered few details about the crash.
“I saw the lights across the street and I looked over and the next thing I knew, there was the accident,” White said. “It just happened so fast”.
Sieck was placed on paid administrative leave by Atlanta police “pending further determination by the chief of police regarding his status,” according to a statement.
The crash is still under investigation by the Fulton County Police Department. On September 5 at the South Fulton Magistrate Court, Officer Sieck will have his first court appearance.
Source: Cascade Patch