UPDATE: Off-Duty Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Burlingame Motorcycle Crash

The crash occurred Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE 12 p.m.: An off-duty San Mateo County sheriff's deputy was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle crash in Burlingame, the sheriff's office confirmed Thursday.

Erik Mertl, 51, was riding a motorcycle through the intersection of El Camino Real and Bellevue Avenue when he collided with a car at about 12:15 p.m., Burlingame police Capt. Mike Matteucci said.

Mertl was taken to Stanford Hospital, were he later died, Matteucci said.

The driver of the car, a 64-year-old San Carlos woman, was not injured in the crash. She was not arrested or cited.

The crash remains under investigation by Burlingame police.

Anyone who might have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Police Department at (650) 777-4100.


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Troy February 01, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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