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July 08, 2006

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Calif. deputy dies in freak crash

Officer Down: David Piquette - [Los Angeles County, California]

Courtesy Los Angeles County (Calif.) SD, ODMP
Biographical Info

Age: 34

Additional Info: Deputy sheriff David Piquette had served with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and 3-year-old twins.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Piquette died from injuries sustained in an automobile collision.

Date of Incident: July 7, 2006


Calif. deputy dies in freak crash

By Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy driving the Riverside Freeway to work Friday morning was killed when he swerved to avoid a stove in Anaheim.

David Piquette, 32, of Corona was traveling to work at the sheriff's training academy in Whittier in his cruiser when he came across the stove about 5 a.m. in the westbound lanes. 

At the same time, the driver of a tractor-trailer veered to the right as well and both drivers lost control of their vehicles....

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