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CHP Officers Killed In Fresno County Crash Identified

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that the officers are 34-year-old Brian Law, of Clovis, and 33-year-old Juan Gonzalez, of Fresno. They both have been with the CHP since 2008.

Brown urged all Californians to honor the officers for their courage, commitment and service.

The officers were killed while responding to a pre-dawn crash that had been reported on state Route 99 in Kingsburg, less than 25 miles south of Fresno.

One of the people involved in the crash was on the road, and the officers tried to swerve out of the way when they lost control of their vehicle. It slammed into a guardrail and overturned.

An investigation is ongoing. Funeral arrangements are pending.

ABC30 Fresno

UPDATE 9:46 a.m. (AP)

The California Highway Patrol says two officers have been killed in an early morning accident in Fresno County.

CHP Capt. Dave Paris says the officers were killed while responding to a call of a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 99 in the Central Valley town of Kingsburg around 6 a.m. Monday.

Paris says the officers' car lost control and slammed into a guardrail. Two male officers died after their vehicle overturned.

The names of the officers have not been released.

Paris says the highway is expected to be closed for most of the day as accident reconstruction teams investigate what happened.

Read: KCRA Report, Fox 40 Report

A Sig Alert has been issued for SR-99 just north of SR-201. South SR-99 is closed and traffic is divereted at Bethel. 

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