Chad Swanson Wiki – Chad Swanson Biography
Manhattan Beach Police Officer Chad Swanson was likely headed to work when the collision occurred shortly after 5 a.m. on Interstate 405 in Carson, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP Officer Steve Carapia told reporters it appears the car that crashed into Swanson’s police motorcycle was initially struck by another vehicle that likely made “an unsafe lane change.” Investigators are trying to determine if a fourth vehicle may have also been involved.
Chad Swanson was 35 years old.
The Southern California News Group reported that Swanson, 35, died at a hospital. A second person was hospitalized with minor injuries. Manhattan Beach Police Lt. Kelly Benjamin said Swanson was married with three children. “We are suffering, we are grieving,” Benjamin said. Swanson was in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, when a gunman opened fire from a window of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Benjamin said Swanson helped get the shooting victims and others out of the area. Swanson was a 13-year veteran of the department and became a motorcycle officer in 2017, authorities said.