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Driver in Friday’s head-on collision with a Norfolk police cruiser has died

Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-24 15:29:04-04

The driver of a Honda involved in a head-on collision with a Norfolk Police cruiser last Friday, has died.

Norfolk Police say 23-year-old Maxwell Salzman died around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at Norfolk General Hospital.

The passenger in the vehicle, 21-year-old Karoline D. Johnson, died at the scene of the crash Friday night. It was her 21st birthday.

Police say the Honda Civic crossed the center line of Tidewater Drive not far from Norview Avenue and hit the oncoming police cruiser.

The officer was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. He required surgery but has been released. He continues to recover.

Norfolk Police are still trying to figure out exactly what led up to the crash. Investigators are still waiting for additional evidence.