Off-duty LAPD officer killed during crash in Glendora

An off-duty officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was killed early Saturday morning when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig on the 210 Freeway in Glendora.

The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. on the eastbound lanes, just west of Grand Avenue, the California Highway Patrol reported.

According to CHP, the officer was the only one inside the vehicle. LAPD Chief Michel Moore identified him as Baldemar Sandoval. 

He was on his way home from work when the collision occurred. Sandoval was an officer with the Central Division. 

Chief Moore released the following statement, "With great sadness I share that earlier this morning a police officer on his way home from work was involved in a traffic collision on the 210 Freeway. I send my deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and friends as we mourn this tragedy."

A GoFundMe page has been launched to help the grieving family. Those looking to help can click here for more information.

City News Service contributed to this report