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Queens Chronicle

Off-duty cop dies in crash

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Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:36 pm, Thu Jun 12, 2014.

An off-duty 28-year-old New York City police officer was killed on Monday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a three-vehicle collision.

Police said Curtis Johnson was heading east on Linden Boulevard in Jamaica on a Harley Davidson motorcycle at 4:55 p.m. when he approached the intersection with 158th Street. Published reports said he was assigned to the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica.

The NYPD’s preliminary investigation allegedly determined that Johnson collided with a Chrysler Concorde that was being driven by a 25-year-old man as he was attempting to make a left turn from Linden and go south on 158th.

Police said Johnson was thrown from his motorcycle. The bike then struck another car, a Nissan Altima being driven by a 43-year-old man who was traveling west on Linden.

City EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported Johnson was to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

He was pronounced dead on arrival.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing.

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