On February 22, 2017, CHP Officer Lucas Forrest Chellew was involved in a collision during a pursuit in South Sacramento. Officer Chellew lost control of his motorcycle, after being cut off by another vehicle, and crashed into a pole.
Officer Chellew was transported to UC Davis Medical Center. Despite best efforts from the medical staff, Officer Chellew passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital. He leaves behind a wife, son and daughter. His father is retired CHP Captain Charles Chellew, and his sister is CHP Officer Hanna Chellew.