FAIRFIELD (KRON) - A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was killed in the line of duty Friday morning in Fairfield.
According to CHP, around 9:01 a.m. Officer Kirk Griess stopped a Saturn— for unknown reasons— on the right shoulder of westbound I-80 near Manuel Campos Parkway.
A white Chevrolet pickup truck veered towards his direction. The truck crash into the motorcycle, Ge
a white Chevrolet pickup truck veered towards his location. The pickup then collided with the CHP motorcycle, Griess, and the Saturn.
Griess did not survive his injuries. He was 19-year veteran with CHP and a well respected member of his Vacaville community.
He also served his country as a U.S. Marine. Griess left behind his wife Kari, two daughters Kadi and Kaci, and his son Kole.
The driver of the Saturn was identified as 49-year-old Jaime Bueza Manuel of Vallejo.
This incident is still under active investigation.