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Procession for Gardena Police Officer Who Died in Collision

November 20, 2018 - 11:56 am

(KNX 1070) -  A procession begins at noon today to honor a Gardena police officer who died after a car crash last week.

The body of Toshio Hirai will be moved in a procession from Harbor UCLA Medical center in Torrance to the L.A. County coroner's Office near downtown Los Angeles.

Hirai was driving to work last Wednesday when he collided with a car in Harbor City.

He died the next day, and leaves behind a wife and two-year-old son. There was a candlelight vigil this evening to honor Toshio Hirai, a 12-year veteran of the force.  

The other driver involved in the collision is cooperating with the investigation. 

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