Off-Duty CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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An off-duty California Highway Patrol was killed Friday evening in a motorcycle crash on State Route 12 near Red Top Road in Fairfield.

Chris Baker, an officer with the CHP, told FOX40 that a Toyota pick-up was heading westbound on State Route 12 in the left turn lane. As the driver was turning left, he swerved to the right, Officer Baker said.

According to Baker, the truck sped up when he noticed a motorcycle beside him, presumably to avoid him. The motorcycle, driven by an off-duty CHP officer, clipped the right side of the truck. The officer was thrown from his bike.

The officer hit another car, a Honda CRV, and was killed on impact.

Investigators are on scene and determining whether or not drugs or alcohol played a roll in the crash.

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