A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was killed Thursday when his motorcycle crashed during a pursuit in Lancaster.
Deputy Pierre Bain, 45, a 14-year veteran, was following a speeding car about 5:35 p.m. when he entered the intersection of Avenue K and 20th Street on a green light. A car alongside him veered into his lane, said acting Los Angeles County Sheriff Larry Waldie.
Bain swerved to avoid it and "the car just nipped the bike, and the bike went down," Waldie said.
Bain's motorcycle hit a tree, and he was thrown off the bike and into another tree, then into another, and suffered massive injuries, Waldie said. Fire officials said he was in full cardiac arrest at the scene.
Bain is survived by a wife and three teenage daughters from a previous marriage, Waldie said.
He was stationed in the sheriff's Lancaster station, Waldie said. No one was ticketed or arrested, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.