A Los Angeles Police detective was killed in a motorcycle wreck involving a big-rig truck late Friday while off duty.

LAPD Detective Jesus Ravega, 48, succumbed to injuries sustained after losing control of his motorcycle on a freeway interchange in downtown Los Angeles at 11 p.m. Friday. The officer went down on the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway near its junction with the Harbor (110) Freeway.

Detective Ravega, a 24-year officer assigned to Foothill Station, was struck by a big rig after he lost control of his motorcycle.

"Jesus was a dedicated police officer and will be greatly missed," said Paul M. Weber, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Jesus was known for his kindness and his helpful nature and right now our focus needs to be on taking care of the family and friends he left behind."

Source: City News via SWRNN.

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