Alhambra police officer dies in crash
Update - 7.11.11 - 5:15 pm
The second officer in the deadly accident on Sunday night has been identified as Carlos Mejia, 27. He has undergone surgery and is currently in at Huntington Memorial Hospital, but expected to recover and be released in the next couple of days.
Update - 7.10.11 - 6:00 pm
Alhambra Police Officer Ryan Stringer, 26, died as a result of a crash with another police vehicle early Sunday morning. Both officers collided into each other at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Main Street when responding to a possible robbery in the rear parking lot of 100 North First Street. They were taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where Stringer died. The other officer, who has not been identified, is undergroing surgery according to the LA Times.
"We expect him to be stabilized," Police Chief Mark Yokoyama told KTLA.
"Stringer, who worked for the Alhambra Police Department for two years, narrowly escaped death a year ago when he was critically injured in an off-duty motorcycle accident on Interstate 605," KTLA also reports. "He was riding a motorcycle on his way to work July 1, 2010 when he crashed into a big-rig on the freeway."
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.