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2 California Highway Patrol Officers Killed in Crash in Fresno County

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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, Brian Law and Juan Gonzalez, were killed while responding to a call of a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 99 in the Central Valley town of Kingsburg at around 6 a.m. Monday.
 
Paris says the officers initially were driving southbound to the accident that had been reported on the northbound portion of Highway 99. They discovered that the collision was actually on the southbound part of the highway and that one the persons involved was on the road.
 
The two officers tried to swerve out of the way, lost control of their vehicle and slammed into a guardrail. They died after their vehicle overturned.
 
Paris says accident reconstruction teams are on the scene to investigate the incident. 

CHP says the last line of duty death occured on September 5, 2012 when a CHP Contra Costa area was shot during a routine traffic stop.

The two officers killed on Monday represent the CHP's 224th and 225th line of duty deaths since the Department's inception in 1929.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)

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