California highway official and dead driver after the truck passed through

The motorcycle officer of the California Highway Patrol, Kirk Griess, 46, pictured, and a driver died after being hit by a truck during a traffic stop on Friday.

The pickup driver plows and kills a 46-year-old California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer and the 49-year-old stopped to stop traffic on the highway.

  • Motorcycle officer Kirk Griess, 46, and driver Jaime Bueza Manuel, 49, were pronounced dead at the hospital after the collision on Friday near Solano, California.
  • Griess, a former sailor, is survived by his wife and three children
  • The 19-year veteran of CHP had arrested Manuel on Interstate 80 around 9 a.m. M.
  • Investigators are investigating why the truck veered towards them

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The motorcycle officer of the California Highway Patrol, Kirk Griess, 46, pictured, and a driver died after being hit by a truck during a traffic stop on Friday.

The motorcycle officer of the California Highway Patrol, Kirk Griess, 46, pictured, and a driver died after being hit by a truck during a traffic stop on Friday.

A motorcycle officer from the California Highway Patrol and a driver were killed after being hit by a truck during a traffic stop on Friday morning.

The officer of Solano, Kirk Griess, had stopped a SUV Saturn driven by Jaime Bueza Manuel around 9 a. M., When a white Chevrolet truck turned to both drivers on the right side of Interstate 80.

Both Griess, father of three children, and the 49-year-old driver were taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to CHP officials.

It is said that Griess was a 19-year veteran of the highway patrol that spent the past 16 years in the Golden Gate Division.

"He was in the prime of his career, making a difference," Golden Gate Division head Ernie Sanchez told KTVU.

Griess had stopped a Saturn SUV driven by Jaime Bueza Manuel around 9 a. M. When a white Chevrolet truck turned towards them on the right shoulder of Interstate 80 in Solano.

Griess had stopped a Saturn SUV driven by Jaime Bueza Manuel around 9 a. M. When a white Chevrolet truck turned towards them on the right shoulder of Interstate 80 in Solano.

Griess had stopped a Saturn SUV driven by Jaime Bueza Manuel around 9 a. M. When a white Chevrolet truck turned towards them on the right shoulder of Interstate 80 in Solano.

Griess was a former Marine and 19 years of CHP

Griess was a former Marine and 19 years of CHP

The 46-year-old man is survived by his wife and three children

The 46-year-old man is survived by his wife and three children

Griess, a former Marine and 19 years of CHP, is survived by his wife and three children

CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said: "He was the supreme public servant, he loved being a CHP officer, he loved being a CHP motorcycle officer, they're going to miss him a lot.

The ex-sailor is survived by his wife, two daughters, aged 21 and 25, and their 14-year-old son.

Sanchez said it is not clear how fast the pick-up was at the time of the collision, but that "the impact was very significant."

The Saturn is about half the size it should be. It was not nice, "he added.

It is said that the driver of the truck is cooperating with the authorities in the investigation of the crash.

All witnesses to the collision have been asked to contact the information line of the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team of the Golden Gate Division (MAIT) of the CHP at 707-917-4357.

Officials of the Golden Gate Division sadly announced the death of Griess on Friday

Officials of the Golden Gate Division sadly announced the death of Griess on Friday

Officials of the Golden Gate Division sadly announced the death of Griess on Friday

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