California Highway Patrolman Thomas Adams was struck and killed when he crossed into oncoming traffic on Tuesday afternoon near the Mendocino-Humboldt county line, reports the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

Adams, 24, had been on duty for about six hours when the 2:15 p.m. crash occurred.

He was heading northbound on a right-hand curve in wet weather when he veered into the southbound fast lane and somehow spun so that his passenger side was exposed to oncoming traffic. A 2004 Toyota Tundra truck struck the passenger side of Adams' Ford Crown Victoria. The force of the impact that likely caused his fatal injuries.

Read the full story at PressDemocrat.com.

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