LACCD employee dies in motorcycle accident

Bill Judge, a former Pierce employee and a Buildings and Trades skilled plumber in the Maintenance and Operations Department, died Tuesday morning in a motorcycle accident on his way to work at Valley College.

He was headed southbound on the 5 freeway when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle crashed, The Daily News reported on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at 4:40 a.m.

Judge began working for LACCD in 2001 at Los Angeles City College. He worked at Pierce College since 2004 before transferring to Los Angeles Valley College in April.

“On behalf of everyone who worked with Bill at Los Angeles Pierce College, we add our condolences [to] his family and friends,” Pierce College President Kathleen Burke said in an email.

Judge is survived by his wife and three adult sons, Valley College President Erika A. Endrijonas said in an email.

“He will be missed by everyone who knew him, especially at Valley and Pierce where he worked most recently,” Endrijonas said in the email. “Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts at this difficult time.”