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Officer In Deadly Crash Named

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WILLIAMSPORT — State police in Lycoming County have now released the name of the Williamsport police officer involved in this deadly crash over the weekend.

Officials say Officer Jonathan Deprenda was responding to help another officer with an emergency in the city around 7 p.m. Sunday when his police cruiser collided with a car on East Third Street.

The car hit a utility pole and house before bursting into flames, killing the driver, James Robinson, 42, from Williamsport.

Officer Deprenda is on administrative leave while the deadly crash is investigated.

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