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Young Phoenix police officer killed in off-duty motorcycle accident

Dec 17, 2019, 11:56 AM | Updated: 4:45 pm

PHOENIX – Phoenix Police said Tuesday an off-duty officer has died in an traffic accident.

Police said Officer Blake Newman was killed Monday night around 11 p.m. after his motorcycle hit a curb near 95th Avenue and Cardinals Way in Glendale.

The 25-year-old lost control of the motorcycle and crashed.

Police said Newman was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Newman joined the Phoenix Police Department in June 2018 and patrolled the Maryvale-Estrella Mountain precinct.

The Glendale Police Department was investigating the crash.

No other details were immediately available.

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Young Phoenix police officer killed in off-duty motorcycle accident