He was identified as Solano-area officer Kirk Griess. He was 46-years-old and a former U.S. Marine.
CHP Officer Kurt Greiss was killed in a collision during a traffic stop in Fairfield today. pic.twitter.com/CtcYDh3IIV— Eric Thomas (@ericthomaskgo) August 10, 2018
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.
AUDIO: Dispatch calls for help after CHP officer hit on I-80
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.
While we continue our public safety work today we mourn the line-of-duty death of @chpSolano Area Officer Kirk Griess, ID 15810 who died this morning at the hospital after being struck on Interstate 80. @CHP_GoldenGate pic.twitter.com/32qnBQpFwf— CHP Moorpark (@CHPMoorpark) August 10, 2018
Our hearts are heavy with the news of the line of duty death of CHP Officer Kirk Griess of the Solano CHP Office. Officer Griess was involved in a vehicle collision this morning. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow officers as we all process this difficult news. pic.twitter.com/r5ja25PWSA— WestSacPolice (@WestSacPoliceDe) August 10, 2018