PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was killed after crashing into a tree in Northeast Philadelphia on Saturday morning. Police say 38-year-old Alexis Montanez, a 17-year veteran assigned to the 9th District, died at the scene.
The accident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of Holme Avenue.READ MORE: Arrest Warrant Issued For Contractor Ronald Williams Accused Of Scamming At Least 10 People Using Nextdoor App
Police say Montanez was driving his 2007 Infiniti westbound on Holme Avenue when he lost control of his car and hit a tree.READ MORE: Gunman On Dirt Bike Kills 37-Year-Old Man In West Philadelphia, Police Say
Montanez sustained internal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: 17 People Injured In Crash Involving SEPTA Bus After Car Runs Red Light In West Philadelphia, Officials Say
It’s not known how Montanez lost control of his vehicle.