Off-Duty Police Officer Dead after Motorcycle Accident on Santa Rosa Road

PERRIS, CA (August 4, 2022) – Monday evening, a motorcycle crash on Pico Avenue claimed the life of Sergeant Matt Lewis.

The incident happened around 7:15 p.m., near Pico Avenue and Santa Rosa Road, east of Perris. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

Investigators say the collision involved motorcycle and a pickup-truck. However, the circumstances surrounding the collision remain unclear.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced 45-year-old Lewis dead at the scene.

At this time, the Pico Avenue motorcycle crash is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. Moreover, a large portion of the roadway was temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

No further details regarding the collision have been released to the public; however, more information will be provided once made available.


No words can mend the broken hearts, and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Sergeant Matt Lewis.


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