Driver in crash that killed cop pleads guilty

The motorist behind the wheel of the car that killed a Millville police officer two years ago accepted a plea deal in the case today, officials have said.

Timothy Seidel has been in Cumberland County Jail since his arrest following the crash on July 8, 2012.

He pleaded guilty Monday to charges of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault and will be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison as part of the plea arrangement.

Sentencing is set for October 24.

Seidel was allegedly fleeing police at high speeds during the early morning hours when the black Scion hatchback he was driving struck Officer Christopher Reeves’ cruiser at the intersection of 3rd and Broad streets as Reeves was attempting to turn left onto 3rd Street.

Police Officer Johnathan Seidel — no relation to Timothy Seidel — was Reeves’ passenger in the cruiser and was injured in the crash.

Reeves — a training officer — was training Johnathan Seidel, who was on the job just two weeks at the time of the crash.

The defendant was indicted last year on two counts of aggravated manslaughter, one count of vehicular homicide, one count of eluding police and two counts of aggravated assault by automobile.

Timothy Seidel was represented by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark

Originally published here.

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Jeffrey Hark is a New Jersey Civil and Criminal Lawyer.

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