Ohio officer killed in motorcycle crash during training


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Columbus police department says one of its officers has been killed in a motorcycle crash during an on-duty training exercise.

Hilliard police say the crash happened at about 2 p.m. Thursday at State Route 161 and Interstate 270, northeast of Columbus.

Hilliard police Chief Robert Fisher said the officer killed was 16-year veteran Sean Johnson, who was training to ride the motorcycle as part of the department’s traffic control unit.

Fisher didn’t release details of how the crash happened.