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CHP officer killed in Fairfield crash identified

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.

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