LAPD Officer Killed, 2 Hospitalized in Crash With Dump Truck

A second officer and the truck driver were hospitalized after the crash in Beverly Hills

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    Aerial view of the crash site at which an LAPD officer was killed in a crash involving a dump truck Friday March 7, 2014.

    A Los Angeles Police Department officer was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a dump truck and a patrol vehicle in Beverly Hills.

    Fire-rescue personnel responded to the crash at Loma Vista Drive near Doheny Road, near the Greystone Mansion area. A male officer assigned to the LAPD Hollywood Division died in the crash, according to police.

    A female officer and the truck driver were hospitalized in critical condition. Officers gathered at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, just southeast of the crash site, to wait for updates.

    Aerial video showed the dump truck on its side near the intersection. Details regarding the cause of the crash were not immediately available.

    Nearby roads are closed for the investigation. A closure on Loma Vista Drive will likely be in effect throughout the morning for the investigation, Beverly Hills police said.

    The last member of the Los Angeles Police officer to die in the line of duty was Officer Spree DeSha, killed in a collision with a Metrolink train and Union Pacific freight teain in September 2008. Twenty-four other passengers were killed in the collision.

    Seven months earlier, LAPD Officer Randal Simmons was shot and killed in SWAT standoff at a Winnetka home.