KINGSBURG (CBS SF) — Two California Highway Patrol officers died Monday morning in a chain-reaction crash on southbound Highway 99, at Bethel Avenue in Fresno County.
The officers have been identified as 34-year-old Brian Law of Clovis and 33-year-old Juan Gonzalez of Fresno. Both have ties to the Bay Area.
The officers were responding to a multi-vehicle accident around 6 a.m. They were traveling southbound, to respond to what was initially reported as a crash on the northbound lanes.
As they patrolmen responded, they discovered that the crash was actually in their lane of travel, and one of the victims was out on the highway.