Police Identify Sergeant, 32, Killed in Roxborough Crash - NBC 10 Philadelphia

The pickup truck was crushed. Firefighters had to extricate Ali, 32, who investigators said was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, from the driver's seat. Ali, a father of two who spent 10 years working as a police officer, died less than an hour later. John Wilczynski said investigators have determined that speed played a major role in the crash. Wilczynski said investigators are theorizing that Ali, who worked a 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. shift in the 39th District on Saturday, may have fallen asleep at the wheel. He said there is no evidence that he hit the brakes at all as his truck mounted a median at a curve near Dupont Street and then traveled about 150 feet on grass before striking the tree. That's what our investigators are thinking," Wilczynski said. "Normally someone would hit a brake, swerve, so it's just a thought he might've fallen asleep," the captain continued. Wilczynski said Ali was critically injured on impact, but that he stayed alive for a brief period until medics took him to Albert Einstein Medical Center. Wilczynski said police are unsure where Ali was traveling at the time of the crash, and that his last known contact with anyone from the police department was when he left work about 6 p. m. Saturday. Source: www.nbcphiladelphia.com