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Off-Duty San Diego Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash

An off-duty San Diego police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash near Palm City, the San Diego Police Department said today.

Officer Christopher Blakeley, 26, a 3-year department veteran, was killed about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, said San Diego police Lt. Andra Brown.

Witnesses said Blakeley was speeding west on Main Street and failed to stop at a red light at Hollister Street, Brown said.

The motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, causing the truck to roll over, Brown said. The truck's passengers only suffered minor injuries.

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