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Off-Duty CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Solano County

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and identified as an off-duty CHP officer.

An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer riding a personal motorcycle was killed in a traffic collision outside of Fairfield tonight, the CHP said.

The collision was reported at 5:50 p.m. on state Route 12, CHP Officer Chris Parker said.

A Toyota pickup truck was driving east and attempting to make a left turn into a driveway across the road.

But while making the turn, the driver saw a motorcycle coming towards the pickup. The pickup's driver attempted to accelerate to get out of the way of the motorcycle, but did not make it across the highway in time and the motorcycle struck the rear of the truck.

The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and hit the front of a Honda driving on the other side of the road. 

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and identified as an off-duty CHP officer, Parker said.

-- Bay City News

Toni L Jones December 15, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Very tragic! That road is still so dangerous. I'm praying for all the people involved in this and their loved ones.
Doris Casha Camilleri December 15, 2012 at 08:46 AM
So Sad,may he rest in peace, condolences and prayers for his family prayers for all concerned.
Blanca Botwin December 15, 2012 at 02:25 PM
So sad! My heart goes out to the victims family, as well as the drivers of the truck and Honda, and anyone else who witnessed this tragic accident.
Cassaundra Yuen December 15, 2012 at 04:32 PM
So tragic! And simply headed home after a shift on duty. Rest in peace...a hard-working devoted officer, wonderful and happy man, and dear friend.
Jason December 15, 2012 at 09:54 PM
So truck driver willfully fails to yield and officer dies. If the DA had a a modicum of common sense or backbone, the truck driver would already be sitting in a cell on a negligent homicide charge.
Jason December 15, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Roads aren't dangerous, drivers are.
Joe Feltcher December 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I don't ride at night or in the rain. I don't speed and I don't split lanes. No problems at all in 20 years of riding.
Bil Paul December 16, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Driving a car is dangerous enough. Whenever one of my kids brought up the idea of getting a motorcycle I discouraged them. But then, who am I to talk. I ride a bicycle (but try to stick to the back roads). NEVER ride along 113.
Sean Murphy December 19, 2012 at 01:02 AM
OW THAT A OFFICER HAS DIED....... .... MAYBE NAPA AND SOLANO COUNTY WILL PUT A SIGNAL LIGHT AT SPURS TRAIL RD...... AS THE RESIDENTS HAVE REQUESTED THIS AT ALL THE CAL-TRANS MEETINGS FOR THIS PROJECT.....
Sean Murphy December 19, 2012 at 01:02 AM
You would think that a CHP officer should KNOW better then to be speeding and passing a double yellow line through a construction area. People need to slow the hell down on hwy 12. Cal-trans needs to install a signal at spurs trail entrance. This will save lives, and they need to have left hand breaks throughout the hwy as well so residents can get home in one piece and so emergency vehicles can get to either side of the hwy. There will be more accidents if this is not done, and multible lawsuits will be pending as well.

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