INGLEWOOD ( — Funeral services were being held Tuesday for a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was killed when his pickup truck was struck by a cement mixer in Beverly Hills.

Services for Det. Ernest L. Allen began at 11 a.m. at Faithful Central Bible Church, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave.

Allen was killed while he was driving his pickup truck off-duty around 2 p.m. May 9 in the 1000 block of Loma Vista Drive.

The incident was the second time a cement truck overturned on Loma Vista in a week.

LAPD Officer Nicholas Lee, 40, was killed less than a block away on March 7 after the driver of a dump truck lost control and struck his police cruiser.

Following Allen’s death, the city of Beverly Hills immediately suspended heavy-equipment vehicles traveling through the area until additional safety measures could be established.

Allen is survived by his mother, two children, two grandchildren, a sister and fiancee, according to the LAPD. Burial will follow funeral services at Inglewood Park.


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