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By PoliceOne Staff

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – A California Highway Patrol officer was killed Friday during a traffic stop.

According to SF Gate, 46-year-old Officer Kirk Griess had pulled over a driver, Jaime Bueza, when a pickup truck veered onto the right shoulder, striking both the officer and Bueza.

Both Bueza and Griess died at a hospital. The truck driver was treated and being interviewed by investigators. It’s not clear what caused the truck driver to crash and he is not under arrest, according to the report.

Griess was a former Marine veteran and a 19-year veteran of the CHP. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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