Police officer killed at Oceano Dunes
June 18, 2016
A Sanger Police Department officer was killed in an off-roading accident at the Oceano Dunes on Friday morning.
Shortly after 3 a.m., officer Rodney Jones was traveling in a dune buggy type vehicle at a high rate of speed when he drove over a steep drop and went airborne. State Park rangers discovered the vehicle overturned and Jones suffering from serious injuries.
Medics performed CPR, but Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger was uninjured in the accident.
Rangers do not suspect drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.