The Oxnard Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are mourning the death of an off-duty officer who was hit by a tractor-trailer while on his motorcycle.
On Facebook, Oxnard police say Officer Nathan Martin had just left the police station Wednesday afternoon on his motorcycle when a large tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of him. Martin was hit and suffered major injuries.
Martin was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
Oxnard police say Martin was 45-years-old and a 20-year veteran of the department. He leaves behind a wife and three children. He served as a school resource officer at Hueneme High School and had just left the campus an hour before the collision.
CHP - Santa Barbara shared condolences on Facebook writing: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oxnard Police Department. Yesterday, they lost Officer Nathan Martin, who died in a traffic collision. Our hearts go out to his friends, family, and everyone that knew him."