California Highway Patrol officer dies in crash on highway

HAYWARD, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers died when a vehicle he was riding in was hit on a San Francisco Bay Area highway.

Officer Hannah Walcott said the officer was on duty and a passenger in a patrol car parked on the shoulder of Interstate 880 in Hayward when he was struck around 11:20 p.m. Sunday. The officer in the driver's seat suffered minor injuries.

Walcott said the driver who hit the patrol car was taken to a hospital. She didn't know the driver's condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The crash shut down the highway's southbound lanes overnight. Walcott said the agency wasn't immediately releasing the name of the officer who died.