CHINO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy was killed by an allege drunk driver early Sunday morning in Chino, officials said.
“It is with deep sadness that we report the sudden and tragic death of Deputy Nicholas O’Loughlin. Nicholas was killed in an off-duty traffic collision during the early morning hours of February 17, 2019,” stated the department in a Facebook post.
According to officials, shortly after midnight, units from the Chino Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision.
When they arrived, they discovered Nicholas’ vehicle had been struck by another vehicle.
“Unfortunately, Nicholas did not survive the collision. The collision is under investigation and the other driver was arrested for suspicion of D.U.I. and vehicular manslaughter,” the department said.
Nicholas joined the department on July 8, 2017, and after graduating from the academy, he was assigned to the West Valley Detention. Nicholas left a positive impression on his friends and coworkers and will be deeply missed.
Nicholas is survived by his father Bill, mother Crystal, and brother Jonathan.