Okla. police officer dies from injuries sustained after multi-vehicle crash

Sgt. C.J. Nelson’s death is the first LODD for the Edmond Police Department

Duty Death: C.J. Nelson - [Edmond, Oklahoma]

End of Service: 07/19/2022


By Anne Berleant 

EDMOND, Okla. — Edmond Police Department Sgt. C.J. Nelson has died following a five-vehicle crash on Tuesday, KFOR News reported. Nelson was on motorcycle duty when a utility truck crashed into him and four other vehicles stopped at a red light.  

Responders rushed Nelson to a nearby hospital, but he died from his injuries. Nelson’s death is the first LODD for the department and he would have celebrated his 13-year anniversary with the department today. He leaves behind a wife and two children. 

The utility truck driver has been arrested on a charge of first-degree manslaughter or second-degree murder, according to KFOR News. 

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