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Police Sgt. killed in car accident

EDMOND, Okla. – Oklahoma City police have identified two victims in an early morning, single-car crash Wednesday.

The two victims are Amber Brown, 30, and Sgt. Steven R. Elsass, 39.

Elsass was a 12-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department working out of the Santa Fe division.

OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said Elsass was off-duty at the time of the accident.

“It’s always difficult responding to a scene where it’s someone you know,” Capt. Nelson said. “He was a good officer, very well liked, very studious about his work, very diligent about his work.”

Law enforcement at the scene said the car, a Porsche convertible, hit the end of a ditch and flew down the road, hitting a telephone pole before rolling and coming to a rest on its top. 

Police said Brown was driving at the time and neither she nor Elsass owned the Porsche.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph was among the first responders Wednesday morning.

“This is just a heartbreaking situation this morning and our thoughts and prayers are definitely with the agency involved and the friends and family of both the victims,” Randolph said.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating this accident.

Neither police nor OHP have commented on the relationship between Elsass and Brown.

Elsass was divorced and is survived by his mother, ex-wife and one child.