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Fairfield, CA – Deadly Crash Claims Lives of CHP Officer Kirk Griess, and Jamie Manual on 80 Freeway

Fairfield, CA (August 10, 2018) – A motor vehicle accident on the Interstate 8 Freeway resulted in the deaths of a California Highway Patrol Officer and one other man on Friday morning, according to a dependable news source in Fairfield. The fatal collision was reported to have taken place just a little while after 9:00 a.m.

The CHP officer who tragically died due to the crash has been identified as Kirk Griess, 46, a 19-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol and a former member of the US Marine Corps. The second victim was identified as Jaime Bueza Manuel, 49, of Vallejo. A report released by CHP stated that Officer Griess was involved in a routine traffic stop in the westbound lanes of the interstate at the time of the crash.

The report said that Manuel had been pulled over on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway in his Saturn SUV. Officer Griess was outside the SUV communicating with Manuel when a Chevrolet pickup truck veered off the road and crashed into the vehicle, as well as Officer Griess and Manuel.

Medical personnel who arrived on the scene quickly rushed both victims to a local hospital, however, both were pronounced dead a short time after. The pickup truck driver was also reported to have suffered injuries and is currently hospitalized in unknown condition. Investigators are actively examining the events that led to this unfortunate incident.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family members of both Officer Kirk Griess and Jamie Bueza Manuel during this tragic and devastating time.

California Car Accident and Wrongful Death

Investigators are likely looking at the driver of the pickup truck as the individual who caused this fatal wreck. Depending on the conclusive results of the investigation, the family members of both victims will likely be granted grounds for wrongful death claims.

We at Brady Law Group realize that there is nothing as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a loved one. We are here for you as we are passionately dedicated to holding negligent drivers liable for the pain and anguish they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident or other kind of crash due to a negligent driver, please call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation with one of our proficient attorneys today.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.

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