OXNARD (CBSLA) — Police and rescue crews responded Wednesday afternoon to a motorcycle crash in Oxnard.
The crash happened at about 4 p.m. East 3rd Street near Campton Drive when a semi-truck collided with a motorcycle.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
Off-duty officer Nathan Martin of Camarillo, who was riding a civilian motorcycle, was struck by a semi-truck less than a mile from the station on his way home from work.
The officer was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Police officers escorted the fallen officer’s body from Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
Martin, 45, was a 20-year veteran of the force. He was currently serving as a school resource officer at Hueneme High School.
“The students at Hueneme High School love him, the faculty loved him,” Chief Scott Whitney said. “We know they’re going to take it hard tomorrow.”
He is survived by his wife and three children.
“He had many friends within the department,” Whitney said. “I know his kids. He was a good man, and he’s going to be missed.”MORE NEWS: Due To Wind Concerns, Disneyland Vaccine Site To Be Closed Sunday
There were no immediate arrests reported following the crash. The California Highway Patrol was handling the investigation.