Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. Dies After Being Hit By Police Car

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Milton Olin Jr., who once served as COO of Napster, is dead after being hit by a police car while riding his bicycle.

The accident happened at 1:05 PM at the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles on Sunday. Olin was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. He was sixty-five years old. CBS Los Angeles reports:

Investigators confirmed to CBS2′s Melanie Woodrow the deputy was on routine patrol and was not responding to an emergency at the time of the collision. They also confirmed that Olin, a prominent entertainment attorney, was in the bike lane when he was struck.

The deputy who was driving was taken to the hospital. Authorities say he has minor lacerations to his face and cuts on his eye due to glass that broke from the impact of the collision.

The police say that speed wasn't a factor in Olin's death, and that drugs nor alcohol are believed to be involved. The deputy who hit Olin has so far not been named. He's being interviewed today.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Olin was working as a partner at Altschul & Olin. He had been practicing law since departing Napster in 2002 (he spent two years at the company). Prior to napster, he had been SVP at, SVP Business & Legal Affairs A&M at Polygram, SVP Business & Legal Affairs at A&M Records, and a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

The above photo comes from what appears to be Olin's personal Twitter account where he has often tweeted about cycling.

The accident comes less than three months after former Amazon CFO Joy Covey was also killed in a bicycle accident in San Mateo County.

[via TMZ]

Image: Twitter

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