- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

COVINA, Calif. (AP) - A police officer has died after a collision with an SUV while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb.

Covina police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson says the75-year-old woman driving the SUV made a left turn in front of Officer Jordan Corder at a city intersection Tuesday afternoon.

Corder ran into the SUV and was thrown from his motorcycle onto the road and was declared dead at a hospital soon after.

Covina police say Corder was 28 years old and has been an officer for seven years.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement mourning Corder and saying Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff in his honor.

The woman was also hospitalized. Police would not release her name or condition.

Covina is a suburb some 20 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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