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Two motorcyclists are killed

TWO MOTORCYCLISTS suffered fatal injuries in separate accidents (Shutterstock).

It’s been a dangerous week for local motorcyclists.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 38-year-Stanton man was killed in a “multi-vehicle” crash on the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway in the area of the City of Commerce at about 5:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

He was identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office as Jason Campo.

Later that day, a motorcyclist was killed after his vehicle went out of control and crashed into a wall on the westbound Garden Grove (22) Freeway in Garden Grove.

The incident was reported at 10:40 p.m. west of Knott Avenue, according to the CHP. Westbound lanes of the freeway were closed.

The identity of the cyclist has not been disclosed by the Orange County Coroner’s office.

LAPD officer held in OC vehicle theft

A 45-year-old officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has been arrested for allegedly stealing a motor vehicle in the City of Orange.

According to police in the City of Orange, Matthew Calleros is accused of taking the vehicle from a used car lot in the 1100 block of West Chapman Avenue on Oct. 25, 2019.

He was booked on suspicion of auto theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Another race horse dies at Los Al

The Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress continues to be the site of the death of horses.

On Monday the California Horse Racing Board confirmed that Celtic Miracle, a 3-year-old filly, who was injured during a race on Friday had died. She finished last in the fifth race at Los Al, was taken away in a van and euthanized.

It’s the 27th horse to die at Los Alamitos from racing or training injury in 2020.

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