Driver charged in crash that killed Cincinnati firefighter

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities have arrested the driver involved in a crash that killed a Cincinnati firefighter on his way to work last weekend.

Police say 24-year-old Patric Tucker is charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter in the death of 31-year-old Jordan Pieniazek (puh-NAY’-zek).

Tucker was jailed in Hamilton County pending arraignment Thursday. No attorney was listed for him.

The crash happened Sunday morning as Pieniazek was riding his motorcycle to work. Police say Tucker’s vehicle crossed the center line of the road and hit Pieniazek.

Authorities have said there’s no evidence that either driver was impaired, but investigators were trying to determine if distracted driving was a factor in the crash.

Pieniazek had been a member of the fire department since 2009.

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