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Off-duty LA deputy killed in crash on 15

Investigators say 55-year-old David Nelson of Victorville was killed after he lost control of his car on Interstate 15 in Devore early Thursday morning. Nelson was an off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy.

August 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy was killed after he lost control of his car on Interstate 15 in Devore early Thursday morning.

Investigators say 55-year-old David Nelson of Victorville appeared to be speeding in the southbound lanes when his car went off the shoulder south of Kenwood near the interchange of the 15 and 215 freeways.

The vehicle went up a dirt embankment, then rolled back onto traffic lanes of the freeway, blocking two of the lanes for several hours.

No one else was in Nelson's car, and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Nelson was court services deputy and a 22-year veteran.


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