Officer Andy Ornelas of the California Highway Patrol died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a Nov. 23 motorcycle accident. -

Officer Andy Ornelas of the California Highway Patrol died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a Nov. 23 motorcycle accident.

An Antelope Valley California Highway Patrol officer died Wednesday more than a week after he was critically injured in a crash while responding to a call.

The crash occurred about 7 p.m. Nov. 23 when motorcycle Officer Andy Ornelas was on his way to help two people involved in a crash along the 14 Freeway, KTLA reports.

Another motorist didn’t see Ornelas’ motorcycle approaching him from behind when the driver pulled from the right shoulder to make a U-turn directly into the officer’s path, according to the CHP.

Ornelas, 27, sustained multiple injuries and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, officials said.

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