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May 24, 2013
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Police officer fired in accident that killed Ashley Browder

The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that the police officer involved in the Feb. 10 accident that killed Ashley Browder will be fired today.

Police Sgt. Adam Casaus told investigators that he ran a red light while trying to catch up to a drunk driver.

Lindsay Browder, 19, was traveling through a green light in a Honda sport utility vehicle when Casaus hit the passenger’s side where Ashley was sitting. Browder was pronounced dead at the scene. Lindsay suffered a broken hip and fractured spine in the accident.

Casaus will be terminated the newspaper reported a city spokeswoman said.

He is facing charges of vehicular homicide and great bodily injury by a motor vehicle.

Both Browders were Douglas High School graduates, Ashley in 2009 and Lindsay in 2012. Lindsay had just moved to Albuquerque. Ashley was an airman first class in the Nevada Air National Guard and was in the process of transferring to the New Mexico Air Guard, which is where her father was serving.

Ashley Browder was buried at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden with military honors on Feb. 23.

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 5, 2013 08:28AM Published May 24, 2013 06:20PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.