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Hawthorne police officer killed in freeway accident identified

Officer Leonard Luna of the Hawthorne Police Department was killed in a motorcycle accident.
(Hawthorne Police Department via KTLA-TV Channel 5)

An off-duty Hawthorne police officer killed in an accident on the 105 Freeway on Monday evening has been identified as Sgt. Leonard Luna.

Luna was a 10-year veteran of the department and commanded the traffic bureau, according to KTLA-TV (Channel 5).

He was on his personal motorcycle when the crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. on the eastbound 105 Freeway near Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood. Luna was headed to a shop to pick up his police motorcycle, KTLA said.

The station reported that Luna is survived by his mother and a brother.

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