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L.A. police detective killed in another Loma Vista Drive collision
L.A. police detective killed in another Loma Vista Drive collision

An off-duty Los Angeles police detective was killed Friday afternoon when his pickup collided with a cement truck in Beverly Hills on the same street where a fellow officer died in a similar crash two months ago. Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the 25-year LAPD veteran was traveling in the 1000 block of winding Loma Vista Drive in Trousdale Estates when the accident occurred about 2 p.m. The victim was the fourth Los Angeles officer to die in a traffic incident since March. Investigators suspect that the cement truck was southbound on Loma Vista, went out of control and crossed the double yellow line before slamming into the officer's vehicle. The truck driver was hospitalized in critical...

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