VIDEO: L.A. County Sheriff's Sergeant Dies in Crash
A Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff’s Department sergeant responding to a pursuit in Compton died in a crash Monday morning, reports KTLA.
He was identified as 47-year-old Sgt. Al Lopez, a 26-year veteran of the force, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida.
Sgt. Lopez was responding to a stolen vehicle pursuit at about 5:10 a.m., said Sgt. Robert Connor with the Sheriff’s Department. The pursuit lasted about two minutes before it was canceled due to high speeds and dangerous conditions, Connor said.
The sergeant's vehicle crashed near the intersection of Alameda Street West and East Myrrh Street while responding to the pursuit, Connor said.
The sergeant was in critical condition when he was transported to a nearby hospital, Connor said, but he later died, Deputy Jeff Gordon with the Sheriff's Department confirmed. Neither the cause of the crash nor the cause of the sergeant's death have been disclosed.