LAKE ELSINORE, CA. (THECOUNT) — Sgt. Steve Licon has been identified as the CHP motorcycle officer killed in a crash in Lake Elsinore late afternoon Saturday.
Licon, whose age was not provided, died after being struck by a vehicle while traveling on the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore Saturday.
Police say, a sedan traveling near Nichols Road on the 15 Freeway struck the officer around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Licon was airlifted to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“Our hearts are heavy after the immeasurable loss of a friend, father, husband, and hero,” California Highway Patrol tweeted Saturday night.
Traffic was snarled as the southbound lanes of the freeway were fully closed from Indian Truck Trail to Nichols Road due to a police investigation, reports ABC7.
Injuries sustained by the driver in the sedan were not immediately provided.
The investigation is ongoing.
Geo quick facts: Lake Elsinore is a city in western Riverside County, California, United States. Established as a city in 1888, it is on the shore of Lake Elsinore, a natural freshwater lake about 3,000 acres in size – Wikipedia.