California highway officer and the motorist killed during a traffic stop

California Highway Patrol officer Kirk Gries, 46, died during an enforcement stop Friday morning, officials said.

(CHP Solano via Facebook)

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer and a motorist he had pulled over were both killed Friday when they were struck by a pick-up truck on Interstate 80, authorities said.

Officer Kirk Greiss, 46, was a 19-year veteran of the CHP, served the past 16 years with the Golden Gate Division. The ex-Marine, is survived by his wife and three children, ages 25, 21 and 14, the Bay Area, FOX 2 reported.

“He was the ultimate public servant,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley told the station. “He was a CHP officer. He was a CHP motor officer. He will be missed.”

Please keep the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Kirk Gries in your thoughts and prayers.

— CHP Headquarters (@CHP_HQ) August 11, 2018

The other man killed was identified as Jaime Bueza Manuel, 49. Further details about him were not immediately known.

The driver of the pick-up truck, who was not identified, was treated at a local hospital for unspecified injuries, and was the co-operation with researchers, the San Francisco Chronicle.

Gries had pulled over Manuel vehicle for an enforcement stop when the white truck veered and hit the two men in Fairfield, about 47 miles northeast of San Francisco, the report said.

The reason for the enforcement of the stop was not immediately known.


Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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