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CHP officer fatally struck by car while setting spike strip




August 01, 2007

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CHP officer fatally struck by car while setting spike strip
CHP officer fatally struck by car while setting spike strip PLACERVILLE, Calif. — A Sacramento man ran down and killed a California Highway Patrol officer Tuesday at the end of a 30-mile, high-speed chase through Sacramento and El Dorado counties. Douglas Scott Russell, 46, a 22-year veteran of the CHP, was trying to stop David Charles Zanon by putting spikes on Highway 50. Authorities said Zanon, a 38-year-old Sacramento resident, intentionally swerved toward Russell before striking him.

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