Detective Abe Barron was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle on California 138 in San Bernardino County.
Detective Barron and his partner were in the area while conducting an investigation. Another vehicle was attempting to pass a tractor trailer and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic at 7:30 pm. Detective Barron was killed instantly and his partner was critically injured.
The driver of the vehicle that struck their car was also injured. He was arrested in the hospital and charged with manslaughter with gross negligence.
Detective Barron had been with the Los Angeles Police Department for 19 years, and was assigned to the Northeast Division's unsolved murder squad. He is survived by his wife and 13-year-old daughter.