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A badge from the Costa Mesa Police Department with a black band signifying the department is mourning a fallen officer.
An off-duty Costa Mesa police officer has died after his car smashed into a freeway support pillar Tuesday night.
The car hit the concrete column beneath State Route 55 in Costa Mesa at about 10:30 p.m..
The driver was the only person in the car. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name has not been shared with the public.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.