An off-duty deputy with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department died in a crash involving his motorcycle and a car Monday morning, officials confirmed.
The accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Van Buren Boulevard just north of Garfield Street in Riverside where a silver sedan collided with Deputy Andrew Davidson’s motorcycle.
Davidson, 23, who joined the department in March of last year, was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff’s Department said. The driver of the sedan, a 66-year-old Riverside man, was treated for a “complaint of pain.”
Video from the scene shows the wreckage of the motorcycle next to a utility pole and a row of parked cars. The sedan sustained serious damage to its front passenger side.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Deputy Andrew Davidson,” the department posted to social media.
Monday’s crash is the latest tragedy to beset the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department over the past six months.
On Dec. 29, 2022, Deputy Isaiah Cordero was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley. Deputy Darnell Calhoun was killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call in Lake Elsinore on Jan. 13.