Off-Duty Hawthorne Police Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Monday, Jul 8, 2013  |  Updated 9:14 PM PDT
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Police Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash

An off-duty police officer died Monday after crashing a motorcycle on the eastbound Glenn Anderson Freeway in Lynwood, authorities said.

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A police officer died Monday after crashing a motorcycle on the eastbound Glenn Anderson Freeway in Lynwood, authorities said.

Sgt. Leonard Luna, a 10-year veteran of the Hawthorne Police Department, crashed while he was on his way to pick up his service motorcycle from a repair shop in Long Beach, according to Lt. Scott Swain, a spokesman for the Hawthorne Police Department.

The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m., just west of Long Beach Boulevard. Aerial footage showed the freeway backed up for miles as authorities investigated the crash.

Luna was 42 years old, unmarried with no children. He is survived by his mother, father and brother, Swain said. 

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