CHP Officer Dies Day After Being Struck By Vehicle

Officer Nathan Taylor; Photo: CHP

Officer Nathan Taylor; Photo: CHP

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer died on Sunday a day after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic in I-80 near Donner Summit.

Officer Nathan Taylor, 35, had been with the CHP for nearly 6 years.

An EMT who witnessed the accident performed first-aid until paramedics arrived but Officer Taylor suffered extensive injuries.

CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said, "It is an incredibly sad day for Officer Taylor's family, the CHP and the State of California. The loss of an officer protecting our community is truly devastating."

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