San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy dies in off-duty crash

CHINO, Calif. (KABC) -- A San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputy died in an off-duty crash early Sunday, and a DUI suspect has been arrested in the incident.

The department tweeted a photo of Deputy Nicholas O'Loughlin.

"It is with deep sadness that we report the sudden & tragic death of Deputy Nicholas O'Loughlin. Nicholas was killed in an off-duty traffic collision early this morning," the posted stated, adding that he is survived by by his father, mother and brother.



The time, location and circumstances of the crash were not immediately released. Chino police were handling the investigation.

Sheriff's officials confirmed a suspect identified as Yijie Mao was arrested for driving under the influence.

Yijie Mao was arrested in connection with the death of Deputy Nicholas O'Loughlin in a crash.

Yijie Mao was arrested in connection with the death of Deputy Nicholas O'Loughlin in a crash.

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