Off-duty Phoenix police officer killed in motorcycle crash in Glendale

The Phoenix Police Department says an off-duty officer was killed Monday night in a motorcycle crash in Glendale.

According to Sgt. Maggie Cox, Blake Newman hit a curb and lost control of his motorcycle near 95th and Maryland Avenues at 11 p.m. The Glendale Police Department responded to the scene and transported Newman to the hospital where he later died.

Officials stated, "Officer Newman began his service with the Phoenix Police Department on June 18th, 2018 and was assigned to the patrol in the Maryvale-Estrella Mountain precinct.  Officer Newman was 25 years old and is survived by his parents, extended family and friends."