NJ Police Officer Killed in Car Crash

Cop car & other vehicle collide, killing Millville officer while injuring his partner

By Lauren DiSanto and Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Jul 9, 2012  |  Updated 1:29 PM EDT
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Millville Police Officer Christopher Reeves was killed in a car crash early Sunday morning. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. NBC10's Byron Scott is at the scene with the latest information.

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Millville Police Officer Christopher Reeves was killed in a car crash early Sunday morning. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. NBC10's Byron Scott is at the scene with the latest information.

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Millville Police Officer Christopher Reeves was killed in a car accident while on patrol early Sunday. Investigators say his police cruiser collided with another car at the intersection of 3rd and Broad streets in Millville. Reeves was an 8-year veteran of the Millville Police Department, and a husband and father to a 3-year-old boy.
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Millville Police Officer Christopher Reeves was killed in a car crash while on patrol early Sunday.

Investigators say his police cruiser collided with another car at the intersection of 3rd and Broad Streets in Millville around 2:15 a.m. Officer Reeves died at the scene. His partner, Officer Jonathan Seidel -- who was riding in the passenger seat -- was seriously hurt.

Officer Seidel is expected to be OK, authorities said.

No one was under arrest as of Monday morning, according to Cumberland County Prosecutors.

Police released very little about the driver of the car that collided with Reeves' cruiser. Also no official cause for the crash was released as of Monday morning.

Reeves was an 8-year veteran of the Millville Police Department, and a husband and father to a 3-year-old boy. His wife, Susan, is also a police officer.

His friends say he always wanted to be a cop. "I like to think he died happy doing what he wanted to do," said friend Spencer Moore.

Before joining the Millville Police Department, Reeves served in the Marine Corps and also worked with the Millville Fire Department.

A black banner drapes over the front of the Millville Police Department and all flags in the city are flying at half-staff in honor of Reeves.

The New Jersey State Police and county prosecutor's continued to investigate the crash Monday.

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