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  • Wrong Way Driver Kills Culver City Police Officer

    Wrong-way driver kills police officer on 10 Freeway
    The early-morning head-on collision closes all eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of the 10 for hours, creating a traffic nightmare on L.A.'s Westside.
    By Corina Knoll
    1:00 PM PST, January 28, 2009
    A Culver City police officer and a 21-year-old Van Nuys man were killed today in a head-on collision that closed the eastbound 10 Freeway for hours during the morning commute, authorities said.

    The officer was driving east on the 10 when he was struck at about 5 a.m. just west of National Boulevard by a silver sedan traveling the wrong way, said Officer Miguel Luevano of the California Highway Patrol. At least one of the cars was engulfed in flames.



    Photos: Double fatality shuts...No one else was hurt, and the CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.

    It was unclear whether the officer was on duty, but Luevano said he was driving a four-door Dodge Charger, a type of vehicle often used by police as unmarked cars.

    All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of the 10 were closed at the 405 Freeway. Traffic was backed up for miles this morning from the 405 to the 110, but all lanes were reopened just before 1 p.m.

    Photos here:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...1.photogallery

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...tory?track=rss

    The Culver City Police Department plans to release more information about the crash later today.

    corina.knoll@latimes.com
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

    [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]


  • #2
    Oh man... That is a horrific crash... Hopefully they died very quickly and didn't have a chance to suffer.

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    • #3
      I heard that the driver of the wrong way vehicle got away....unconfirmed.

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      • #4
        ^^ Is that a joke?



        So Sad..I'm sure the idiot going the wrong way was Duce and thought he was driving the right way...Very gnarly pictures..My thoughts are with the family of the officer and his co workers.
        Last edited by VChopefull; 01-28-2009, 04:22 PM.

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        • #5
          A Culver City police officer was killed today on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the Palms area when his vehicle was struck head- on by a wrong-way Van Nuys driver, who also died in the twisted wreckage, according to the CHP.
          The posts on this forum by this poster are of his personal opinion, and his personal opinion alone

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LA DEP View Post
            A Culver City police officer was killed today on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the Palms area when his vehicle was struck head- on by a wrong-way Van Nuys driver, who also died in the twisted wreckage, according to the CHP.
            Ok cool...I heard on the radio that he got away but im glad he didnt.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LAschoolCop View Post
              I heard that the driver of the wrong way vehicle got away....unconfirmed.
              See that yellow emergency blanket over the wrong way driver's car against the median wall in the second link? He's under there...
              Last edited by AZLawDawg; 01-28-2009, 04:13 PM.
              "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Orwell

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              • #8
                Thoughts and prayers for the officer's family and department.
                Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.

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                • #9
                  UPDATED STORY

                  Detective Killed in Crash With Wrong-Way Driver

                  Updated 5:13 PM PST, Wed, Jan 28, 2009

                  LOS ANGELES -- A veteran Culver City police sergeant was killed Wednesday on the eastbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the Palms area when his car was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver, who also died in the twisted wreckage, according to the CHP.

                  A Culver City police detective was one of two men killed in a wrong-way crash Wednesday morning on the 10 Freeway, according to the CHP.

                  2 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

                  The collision occurred about 5 a.m. just west of National Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol reported.

                  Culver City Police Chief Don Pedersen said Sgt. Curt Massey, a 17-year veteran of the department, was killed in the collision.

                  "Curt was a very special police sergeant and friend," Pedersen said. "He was kind, thoughtful and always went out of his way to help others. He was a consummate professional. He will be missed by all the members of the Culver City Police Department, and the community today has lost a dedicated police sergeant."

                  Massey had a wife and three young children, Pedersen said.

                  According to California Highway Patrol Officer Miguel Luevano, Massey was driving east on the 10 Freeway when his 2009 Dodge Charger collided with a 2006 Toyota Camry being driven the wrong way by a 21-year-old Van Nuys man. Massey's car burst into flames. Both drivers died at the scene.

                  The identity of the Camry driver was not immediately released.

                  The eastbound freeway was shut down for hours as investigators descended on the scene. Two westbound lanes were also closed. At one point, eastbound traffic was backed up for about four miles, and surface streets throughout West Los Angeles were snarled with motorists trying to find alternative routes during the morning rush hour.

                  The closure extended until shortly after noon, when all lanes were reopened.

                  Police and fire crews on the scene paused and saluted when Massey's flag-draped body was removed from the wreckage and loaded into an ambulance.

                  CHP dispatchers began receiving reports about the wrong-way driver moments before the crash occurred, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos.

                  KFWB radio reporter Pete Demetriou told ABC7 that he was driving east on the freeway when he saw a car approaching him, going west in the eastbound lanes.

                  "I cringed," Demetriou said. "I took one look and said, 'Oh, my God. This guy is gonna hit somebody.' Fortunately, I was over two lanes, but even so I'm thinking, it's just a mater of seconds ... maybe a minute or more, he's gonna run into somebody who's coming in the fast lane or coming in lane two."

                  Pedersen said Massey had more than 100 commendation in his file. He had received a medal of valor and was the departments officer of the year three times.

                  "Curt Massey was a 17-year veteran, devoted husband, father and committed public servant," Pedersen said. "Mostly he was a friend and trusted colleague who could always be counted on to be the first one to volunteer for an assignment, to help anyone out or just be there for you as a friend. Curt had a very deep and special interest in working with the youth in this community and outside this community. He was very active in our juvenile diversion program, and he touched the lives of hundreds of young men and women in this city."

                  A fund to assist the Massey family was established at the Culver City Federal Credit Union, 9770 Culver Blvd
                  The posts on this forum by this poster are of his personal opinion, and his personal opinion alone

                  "Politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason"

                  "We fight not for glory; nor for wealth; nor honor, but only and alone we fight for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life"

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                  • #10
                    Awful. My adrenaline always gets a shot when they dispatch a wrong-way.

                    RIP, Sgt.

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                    • #11
                      God speed Sgt. Massey....and a prayer to your family. His brother works as a deputy for a local agency.

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                      • #12
                        RIP Officer Massey
                        The above posted text is my opinion and thought and in no way represents the thought or opinion of my place of work.


                        "We are a brotherhood, we stand together, and not alone. You got my back, and I got yours."





                        RIP Brothers.

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                        • #13
                          My thought and prayers are with the family.
                          John 3:16

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                          • #14
                            RIP Sgt, you have served your community well.
                            Originally Posted by VegasMetro
                            maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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                            • #15
                              Gut wrenching. RIP Sgt. Massey.
                              "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."

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