Man Charged in Taylor Auxiliary Officer's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) -- A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Taylor auxiliary police officer who was assisting a motorist on a freeway shoulder when he was struck by another vehicle.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the charges against Nino Delpiano on Saturday.

She tells the Detroit Free Press the 40-year-old Dearborn man also is the first person her office has charged with causing death to emergency response personnel stopped along the side of the road.

Lt. Dan Kromer stopped along the side of Interstate 94 Tuesday night to help a couple who was lost.

Kromer was a 20-year veteran of the all-volunteer Taylor auxiliary police.

The Detroit News reports a funeral service for Kromer will be held Thursday.

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