CHP Officer Killed In Head-on Crash

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.

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.

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