TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — A 24-year-old off-duty LAPD officer was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday evening, according to authorities.
The officer was declared dead at the scene.READ MORE: FBI Offers $20K Reward For Couple Who Went On The Run After Being Convicted In COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at 234th Street and Western Avenue, according to Torrance Police Lt. Brian O’Steen.
“The driver of the car was about to turn northbound on Western (from 234th Street) and the motorcyclist was southbound on Western,” O’Steen said.
The motorcyclist T-boned the car, he said, suffering fatal injuries.READ MORE: Brush Fire Burning Near 5 Freeway In Pyramid Lake Area
The LAPD has lost six officers this year, one of an apparent heart attack and five in traffic-related accidents. Two officers were killed on the same road in Beverly Hills by separate trucks several weeks apart.
Western Avenue was closed for the investigation for about five hours, O’Steen said.
Commander Andrew Smith of the LAPD said the officer was assigned to the Southwest division and he was on the force less than two years.MORE NEWS: Antelope Valley Fair Cancelled Due To Logistics Of COVID-19 Safety Protocols
His name will be withheld until his next of kin is notified.