A Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective crashed and died late Sunday night, Jan. 15, while he was driving home from work near Torrance, the sheriff said.
Detective Steven J. Lim, who worked for the Sheriff’s Department for 26 years, died in the crash near Carson Street and Vermont Avenue, just outside of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Sheriff Robert Luna said.
Lim had been assigned to the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau, which investigates cases of sexual assault and abuse, the sheriff said.
The Sheriff’s Department said Lim suffered some kind of medical emergency as he was driving near the hospital. The crash was in West Carson, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County adjacent to Torrance and Carson.
The cause of death was unclear.