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LAPD motorcycle officer killed in 101 crash

September 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has died after a crash on the 101 Freeway.

The officer was on his way to work on Friday shortly after 11 a.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle near the 110 Freeway interchange.

A big rig driver couldn't stop in time to avoid hitting the officer.

He was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at about 2:30 p.m.

The LAPD said the officer's name will not be released until his family has been notified.