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Erie police officer faces charges in fatal crash

For fatal alleged DUI accident

ERIE, Pa. -- An Erie police officer is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges of homicide by vehicle while DUI in a fatal crash in February.

District Attorney Jack Daneri decided to move forward with the charges against 46-year-old Cheryl Frey. A press conference be held after the 1 p.m. arraignment.

Cheryl Frey, who is a member of the Erie police, faces charges after state police concluded an investigation into a crash that killed Wade Schultze, 57, on Route 99 near McKean in February. Frey was off-duty at the time of the crash.

Frey was injured in the accident and blood samples were taken.

The results of those tests are believed to be part of the evidence that prosecutors could use to prove that Frey was legally over the limit for alcohol at the time of the accident.

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