LA County motorcycle deputy killed in crash
The deputy was not immediately identified
By Suzie Ziegler
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash Thursday morning, according to NBC 4. The deputy, who was not immediately identified, was on-duty at the time.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the deputy was a member of the motorcycle unit.
“I can confirm this appears to be an unfortunate accident,” Villanueva said in a tweet. “This is all the info I can share at this time. Please be patient as we gather facts.”
Aerial footage from local news helicopters showed a car wreck in the middle of an intersection.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
Today, I am saddened to announce that an @LASDHQ motor deputy was killed in a traffic collision this morning near Del Amo blvd and Paramount Blvd. This is all the info I can share at this time. Please be patient as we gather facts. We will hold a news conference soon.— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) February 25, 2021
I can confirm this appears to be an unfortunate accident. The accident occurred around 9:00 AM. The @LASDHQ and I will be holding a news conference at @LKDLASD station at 1:00 PM to provide more details.— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) February 25, 2021
Update: Crash that killed motorcycle deputy "appears to be an unfortunate accident," Sheriff Villanueva says. https://t.co/yehOgGDUfw— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) February 25, 2021