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Traffic alert: Funeral Tuesday for LAPD officer hit by suspected DUI driver

A poster with the photo of LAPD Officer Chris Cortijo, who died on April 9, 2014 from injuries suffered when he was struck be an alleged DUI driver.
A poster with the photo of LAPD Officer Chris Cortijo, who died on April 9, 2014 from injuries suffered when he was struck be an alleged DUI driver.
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The California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles Police Department, California Department of Transportation, and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority are warning motorists to avoid the northbound 101 freeway within the downtown Los Angeles region Tuesday due to a funeral for a fallen officer. 

Veteran motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo was struck by an SUV in Sun Valley earlier this month while waiting at a red light at Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street.

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The following closures and detours will take place for motorists from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday in anticipation of a significant number of attendees for the funeral services and subsequent procession to the interment location for Cortijo:

Alternatives for motorists include:

Questions on freeway closures may be directed to CHP Southern Division PIO Unit, at 818-240-8200; Questions regarding street closures should be directed to LAPD or the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.