• WEATHER ALERT Winter Weather Advisory

CHP motorcycle officer killed trying to stop driver

June 11, 2010 6:43:27 PM PDT
A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was killed Friday in a high-speed chase.

Officer Tom Coleman slammed into the side of a truck as he followed a suspect's car through an intersection in Redlands, near San Bernardino.

The chase began when the seven-year veteran tried to stop the car for a traffic violation, but the driver sped away, reaching speeds of 100 mph.

Other officers later caught up with the vehicle and took its four occupants into custody.

Coleman leaves behind a wife and two children.


Load Comments