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Casselberry police officer found at fault in vehicle crash after running red light – Orlando Sentinel

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A Casselberry police officer was found at fault for a vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Lake Mary after running a red light, according to authorities.

Just before 7 a.m. 24-year-old Officer Ashley Jankay was driving a Casselberry police cruiser north on Rinehart Road and approaching the Primera Boulevard intersection, according to a Lake Mary Police report. Jankay had just gotten off duty and was heading home, Casselberry Police Department’s Capt. William Nas said.

The LMPD report shows Jankay traveled through the intersection after the traffic light had turned red. Meanwhile, a 66-year-old woman in a 2012 Toyota Camry was facing west on Primera and began driving forward upon receiving a green light. As she did, Jankay crashed into the driver’s side of the Camry.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, but the Camry’s side airbag did not go off and the woman was injured. Lake Mary Fire Department transported her to AdventHealth Lake Mary ER, where she was treated for a broken wrist.

Jankay was listed as having minor injuries, Nas said.

When questioned by officers, Jankay said that she crossed the intersection as the light turned yellow and the Camry made a left turn from southbound Rinehart Road as she entered the intersection, violating Jankay’s right-of-way.

LMPD found evidence contradicting Jankay’s explanation, finding her at fault for the crash and citing her for careless driving.

Currently, Jankay faces no disciplinary action within CPD, but her case is under review. Investigators will be considering factors such as if the incident was preventable as well as Jankay’s driving record, Nas said.

“I (will) note Officer Jankay has no prior accidents,” he added.

Jankay will remain on active duty while CPD reviews the case.


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