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California Highway Patrol Officer Hurt In Crash Near Stockton

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

(AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a motorcycle officer was seriously hurt in a crash while racing to the scene of an overturned propane tanker truck east of Stockton.

Officials say the seven-year CHP veteran was driving with flashing lights and siren when he attempted to pass a pickup truck on two-lane Highway 26 in Linden on Monday.

The driver of the pickup made a left to turn into a driveway and the motorcycle smashed into the truck.

Officer Evan May was taken to a Sacramento hospital with major injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The crash is under investigation. The 21-year-old driver of the pickup has not been charged.