Patrolman Killed In High Speed Pursuit


A Highway Patrol motorcycle officer in California was killed on Friday while chasing four suspects in San Bernadino County. The Patrolman crashed into a tractor-trailer at a speed of around 100 mph.


Patrolman Tom Coleman, a seven-year veteran had attempted to pull over a vehicle he suspected of code violations. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop.


Coleman was pronounced dead at the scene.


The vehicle driven by the suspect smashed into a curb a short distance away. The four occupants were taken into custody and arrested for unknown charges.


Coleman is the second CHP to be in a crash this week. An officer was in critical condition after being hit by a motorist on Wednesday.

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