A POLICE officer has died, and another was injured after their cruiser was struck by a teen driver speeding away from a traffic stop.
Eight-year police veteran Robert Garten, 34, was killed on Wednesday evening after suffering critical injuries when a Honda Accord slammed into his cruiser in Hartford, Connecticut.
The driver of the Honda Accord, 18-year-old Richard Barrington, was pulled over by another police cruiser for failure to obey a traffic light.
When Hartford police pulled Barrington over, they learned he had failed to renew his registration and misused his plates.
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