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Napster's Former Exec Hit and Killed by Sheriff's Patrol Car in Southern California

By Maxine Wally | Dec 09, 2013 03:01 PM EST

Napster exec Milton Everett Olin
Former Napster exec Milton Everett Olin was struck and killed by a sheriff's patrol car on Sunday. (Photo : Courtesy of Milton Everett Olin LinkedIn)

Napster's ex- chief operating officer died on Sunday, after he was fatally hit by a law enforcement official's patrol car while biking.

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65-year-old Milton Everett Olin, Jr. was riding his bicycle near the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Woodland Hills resident was hit and killed by a sheriff's patrol vehicle shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed his identification the following day.

It is unclear whether the police officer was patrolling his beat or answering an emergency call, the Times reported.

The force of Olin's body against the patrol car smashed the windshield and left the official with wounds on his arm and glass in his eyes.

Authorities pronounced Olin dead on site, the LA Times reported. The police officer was rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment of his injuries.

Police said an investigation into Olin's death has begun.

Olin joined the Napster team in 2000, after working for A&M records as vice president of business development, then senior vice president for business development for, a start-up company that posted sneak-peeks of music, movies and games. 

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