CHP officer killed in I-80 crash in Fairfield identified by officials

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
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A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was killed in a collision involving a truck near Fairfield Friday morning, according to the CHP. A civilian was also killed in the crash.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KGO) -- A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was killed in a collision involving a truck near Fairfield Friday morning, according to the CHP. A civilian was also killed in the crash.

He was identified as Solano-area officer Kirk Griess. He was 46-years-old and a former U.S. Marine.

The accident happened on westbound I-80 at North Texas Street. Traffic in the area was very slow but all lanes reopened around 5 p.m.

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The second person killed in the crash was a 49-year-old Vallejo resident who was driving a Saturn sedan that had been pulled over.

The CHP credit union has set up a fund for Griess' family.