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Off-duty Oxnard police officer hit, killed by tractor-trailer

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Posted at 9:56 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 12:56:56-05

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."