An off-duty San Mateo County sheriff's deputy was killed in a motorcycle crash in Burlingame early yesterday afternoon.
The San Mateo County Coroner's Officer identified him as Eric Mertl, 51.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., a motorcycle driven by Mertl collided with a car at the intersection of El Camino Real and Bellevue Avenue. Mertl was transported by paramedics to Stanford Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries, according to Burlingame police.
The driver of the car, a 64-year-old woman out of San Carlos, was not injured, according to police.
Mertl joined the Sheriff's Office in 2005 as a lateral hire with 19 years service at the Millbrae Police Department. He leaves behind a wife and 12-year-old son, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation and the Burlingame Police Department is asking anyone with information on the accident or who may have witnessed it to call 777-4100.
Note to readers: This article has been updated with additional information.