11/03/2009

Calif. officer killed in on-duty motorcycle collision

Ventury County Star

LOS OLIVOS, Calif. — An on-duty California Highway Patrol officer was killed Thursday afternoon in Los Olivos after his motorcycle collided with a sports car near State Route 154 and then dragged some 45 feet under the vehicle, the CHP said on Friday.

Jarrod John Martinez, 30, of Buellton was riding home from traffic court on his personal motorcycle when the fatal collision occurred. Martinez was riding west on Steele Street and was approaching the intersection of Foxen Canyon Road about 12:15 p.m., the CHP said.

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