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Off-Duty Officer Killed In Oxnard Motorcycle Crash Involving Semi-Truck

OXNARD (CBSLA) — Police and rescue crews responded Wednesday afternoon to a motorcycle crash in Oxnard.

Officer Nathan Martin
Officer Nathan Martin died Wednesday afternoon in a crash. He was on his way home from work. (Oxnard Police Department)

The crash happened at about 4 p.m. East 3rd Street near Campton Drive when a semi-truck collided with a motorcycle.

Off-duty officer Nathan Martin of Camarillo, who was riding a civilian motorcycle, was struck by a semi-truck less than a mile from the station on his way home from work.

The officer was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police officers escorted the fallen officer's body from Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office.

Martin, 45, was a 20-year veteran of the force. He was currently serving as a school resource officer at Hueneme High School.

"The students at Hueneme High School love him, the faculty loved him," Chief Scott Whitney said. "We know they're going to take it hard tomorrow."

He is survived by his wife and three children.

"He had many friends within the department," Whitney said. "I know his kids. He was a good man, and he's going to be missed."

There were no immediate arrests reported following the crash. The California Highway Patrol was handling the investigation.

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