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Elk Grove police officer dies after being struck by wrong-way driver

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-21 15:40:02-05

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A police officer riding a motorcycle to work was killed Friday after being struck by a man driving the wrong way on a Sacramento highway.

Elk Grove Police Chief Timothy Albright says the officer was a six-year veteran of the department. He was hit around 5:15 a.m. and was taken to a hospital where he died.

The California Highway Patrol says the wrong-way driver is cooperating with the investigation. It’s unclear whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.

Hwy. 99 was closed for several hours.