Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy honored at funeral after being killed in Lakewood crash

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (KABC) — Funeral services were held Friday for a Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy who was killed in a violent crash while on duty.

Family members, friends and hundreds of law enforcement personnel gathered in Diamond Bar to pay their respects to fallen Deputy Thomas Albanese.

A hearse carrying Albanese’s casket was escorted by a procession to the funeral, where it was carried into Calvary Chapel Golden Springs by fellow deputies followed by a bagpipe player.

An emotional Sheriff Alex Villanueva was among those who eulogized the 41-year-old Albanese.

“It’s been a tough time in law enforcement,” Villanueva said, pausing to choke back tears. “There are people screaming at the tops of their lungs that cops are bad, and the less of us the better society is. And I say to all those — not even close. The world is a better place because of people

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Seabrook woman dies in Daytona Beach Bike Week crash | Public Safety

A Seabrook woman was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash during Daytona’s 80th Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., officials said.

Daytona Beach police responded to the crash on International Speedway Boulevard and U.S. Route 92 around 5:27 a.m. Sunday.

According to Daytona Beach Public Information Officer Messod Bendayan, a 2000 Toyota RAV4 and a 2013 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle were involved in the crash.

Bendayan said the RAV4 and the motorcycle were on the far right outside lane heading east when the Toyota hit the back of the motorcycle and the woman, identified as Kelly A. Surette, 39, of Seabrook, and the 18-year-old driver of the bike were both knocked off the motorcycle.

Police said Surette died at the scene after landing on the road, while the driver of the motorcycle — a resident of Durand, Ill. — was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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Modesto police seek witnesses to fatal Pelandale crash

Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a car Wednesday evening at the intersection of Tully Road and Pelandale Avenue in north Modesto.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the rider of a Suzuki GSX-R750 was westbound on Pelandale approaching Tully, Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear said Thursday.

The other vehicle, a 2021 Nissan Versa, had been stopped at the intersection in the designated left-turn lane. The driver, 58-year-old Sangker Sinthavong, and the motorcycle collided in the intersection. The motorcyclist, who as of Thursday morning had not been positively identified, was thrown from his bike and died at the scene.

“We are still determining who had the right of way” at the intersection, which is controlled by traffic lights, Bear said. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to email the lead investigator, Officer Jorge Contreras, at [email protected]

It was the second fatal motorcycle crash in Modesto on

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Biker without helmet died in fiery crash in Lexington, SC

A motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday in a crash on a Lexington road, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The two-vehicle collision happened at about 5 p.m. on Boiling Springs Road, said Master Trooper David Jones. It was near the intersection with Longview Street, outside the Red Bank area.

Both a 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and a 1992 Yamaha motorcycle were heading north on Boiling Springs Road when the wreck occurred, according to Jones.

The van slowed to turn into a private driveway and the motorcycle crashed into it from behind before going up in flames, Jones said.

The motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene, according to Jones.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office will publicly identify the motorcycle rider after notifying the next of kin.

The van driver was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt, Jones said.

No other injuries were

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