Off-duty CHP officer killed in motorcycle crash in San Martin

SAN MARTIN, Calif. (KGO) -- An off-duty CHP officer was killed in a motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck in San Martin this morning.

Officer James Branick, 44, was on his way to work at the Gilroy Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility off Highway 101 in San Martin when the crash happened just before 6 a.m.

The CHP says a Chevy pickup truck was driving northbound on Monterey Road when it turned in front of Branick's Suzuki motorcycle heading southbound. This was right in front of a gas station near San Martin Avenue.

Branick died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, but was very emotional after the crash.

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