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Off-duty LAPD officer killed in Diamond Bar car accident

February 26, 2010 |  8:45 am
Off-Duty LAPD Officer Killed in Collision ID'dAuthorities on Friday were investigating the death of an off-duty LAPD officer who swerved into oncoming traffic, causing a four-vehicle collision in Diamond Bar.

Jacqueline Montalvo, 37, a veteran of the LAPD's Hollywood division, was driving north on Grand Avenue near Longview Drive about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when her vehicle swerved across the grass-and-concrete center divider and collided with a southbound vehicle, authorities said. The collision caused a chain- reaction crash with two other cars.

Montalvo, who lived in Rowland Heights, died at the scene. At least one other driver suffered trauma and had to be flown to a hospital by helicopter, said Lt. John Saleeby of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

-- Amina Khan

Photo: KTLA