A solemn procession was held Monday in honor of an off-duty South Gate police who died when the vehicle he was driving crashed on an on-ramp to the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Norwalk.

Detective Alexis Gonzalez crashed for still unknown reasons at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday on the Firestone Boulevard on-ramp to the northbound 605 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Gonzalez, a five-year veteran of the department, later died at St. Francis Medical Center, according to a statement posted Monday morning on the South Gate Police Department’s Instagram feed.

“Detective Gonzalez is survived by his parents and two brothers,” the police statement said. “We ask that you keep the Gonzalez family and our department in your prayers. We thank all of our law enforcement partners for their support during this difficult time.”

The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.

On Monday afternoon, dozens of law enforcement officers took part in a procession to escort Gonzalez’s body from the hospital to the coroner’s office in downtown Los Angeles.

The South Gate Police Department set up a memorial in front of its headquarters in honor of Gonzalez. The memorial includes a patrol SUV, flowers and a photo of Gonzalez.

The department will hold a memorial vigil outside the station, 8620 California Ave., at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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