Off-Duty Police Officer Dies after Crash with Semi Truck in Oxnard
OXNARD, CA (January 29, 2020) – An off-duty police officer was killed following a collision with a semi truck Wednesday afternoon in Oxnard.
The crash happened around 4:00 p.m. on Third Street, just between Marquita Street and Campton Drive.
A 45-year-old Nathan Martin had just left the Oxnard police station less than a mile away. He was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Third Street when a large tractor trailer turned left in front of him. The truck and the motorcycle collided.
Arriving units rushed Martin to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Martin was a 20-year veteran of the department and had held a number of positions, including patrol officer, property crimes investigator and traffic offices.
Martin is survived by his wife and three children. His brother Tom was also an officer with the department.
CHP officials are still investigating the incident.
In light of this unfortunate news, we would like to share our thoughts of support and condolences to the family and friends of Nathan Martin.
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