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Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Freeway Crash in Corona

The officer was headed west about 9 a.m., east of Grand Avenue, in the carpool lanes when a car next to him swerved into his lane, CHP Officer Travis Monks said.

Screenshot courtesy KABC-TV from the crash site in Corona on May 1, 2014.
Screenshot courtesy KABC-TV from the crash site in Corona on May 1, 2014.

An off-duty police officer died today in a motorcycle accident Thursday on the Riverside (91) Freeway in which he was vaulted into oncoming traffic.

According to broadcast reports, he was a San Bernardino police officer, though a California Highway Patrol officer could not immediately confirm that.

The officer was headed west about 9 a.m., east of Grand Avenue, in the carpool lanes when a car next to him swerved into his lane, CHP Officer Travis Monks said.

The motorcycle rider "became airborne," went over the center divider and into eastbound lanes, where he was struck by a vehicle, Monks said.

All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane were temporarily closed to accommodate the investigation.


– City News Service.


beaumontdave May 01, 2014 at 05:16 PM
Those freeways are unforgiving and filled with careless, hurried people making riding a cycle a very high risk activity, and I do like riding. RIP officer.
beaumontdave May 01, 2014 at 05:24 PM
The TV just said he's a Beaumont resident with a wife and three kids, very sad.
concerned citizen May 01, 2014 at 07:16 PM
Horrible, horrible. The officer was a friend of ours.
Kathy Friend Cathey May 01, 2014 at 08:03 PM
The officer lived down the street from us....great family...Lucas is friends with the oldest daughter! I'm so sick about this....such a sad tragedy!
Peaches1960 May 02, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Praying for everyone involved.

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