FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Pa. Cop Killed In Crash with Unlicensed Driver

May 03, 2013  | 

Screenshot via WTAE.
Screenshot via WTAE.
A Shenango Township (Pa.) Police officer was killed Thursday night, when an unlicensed driver sideswiped the police cruiser during a pursuit.

Officer William J. McCarthy and his partner, Officer Michael Lynch, were attempting to get in front of a vehicle driven by Kylee Barletto, 27, to get far enough ahead to lay spike strips or create a roadblock when she sideswiped their police cruiser.

The officers had joined a pursuit initiated by the New Castle Police Department, who attempted to pull over Barletto's Pontiac Sunbird at 10 p.m. During the pursuit, Barletto blew through several stop signs, and t-boned the officers' cruiser, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Officer McCarthy, 60, was riding in the passenger seat of the cruiser, Trooper Randy Gui told POLICE. Barletto's license had been suspended when she failed to appear in court for a citation. Barletto will be arraigned when she is released from the hospital.

Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, Duty Deaths, Small-Town Agencies, Unlicensed Drivers


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Nichole @ 5/7/2013 4:04 AM

I'm not sure what the maximum punishment is here for killing an officer of the law, but she should get it. A multiple offender, evading arrest, driving recklessly... she deserves to rot in prison.

Bob @ VA @ 5/7/2013 4:39 AM

Shot while trying to escape...

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Suspected Motorcycle Gang Member Charged with Killing California SWAT Officer
A 36-year-old suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member was charged Thursday with capital...
St. Louis County Police Stock Up on Riot Gear in Advance of Grand Jury Decision
The St. Louis County Police Department has stocked up on tear gas, less-lethal ammunition...
D.C. Officer Attacked by Ax-Wielding Man
“Unprovoked, the man armed with an ax did swing at the officer,” Araz Alali, a spokesman...
Ambush Suspect Frein Restrained with Murdered Pennsylvania Trooper's Cuffs
Eric Frein -- accused of murdering a state trooper and wounding another last month --...
Cop Killer Suspect Eric Frein in Custody in Pennsylvania
After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine