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Former Napster executive killed on bike by patrol car in California

A former chief operating officer of the online file-sharing service Napster was killed when he was struck by a sheriff's patrol car while riding a bicycle, authorities said Monday.

Lawyer and music industry veteran Milton Everett Olin Jr. of Woodland Hills died Sunday, according to coroner's Lt. Joe Bale.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Olin and the patrol car were traveling in the same direction on Mulholland Highway in suburban Calabasas when the collision occurred.

The cyclist was in the bicycle lane when he was struck, KCAL-TV reported, citing investigators. He landed on the windshield, shattering the glass before rolling off the cruiser to the street.

The deputy, who was not named, was taken to a hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

In addition to once serving as a top executive for the file-sharing website Napster Inc., the 65-year-old Olin was a prominent entertainment attorney for Altschul & Olin LLP, which he co-founded, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Prior to Napster, Olin worked for A&M Records as vice president of business development and was responsible for signing artists and acquiring music rights.

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