Off-duty cop dies after crash

April 6, 2009 5:17:58 AM PDT
An off-duty New York City police officer was killed when his motorcycle crashed in Brooklyn Sunday night. It happened near the intersection of Pitkin and Barbie avenues in East New York.

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Sources say the off-duty officer was riding a motorcycle that struck a car. That car then struck a pole.

The bike was mangled, with pieces of it littering the street. The officer was thrown several hundred feet.

The car's driver is in stable condition.


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