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San Diego police officer killed in off-duty traffic accident

A San Diego police officer was killed early Saturday morning in an off-duty traffic accident on Interstate 15, the Police Department said.

Jason Prokop, 34, a five-year veteran, was traveling south on I-15 when he was involved in a collision about 3:15 a.m. He left his car to render aid to the other motorist and was hit by a southbound car, said Lt. Andra Brown.

A second person -- as yet unidentified -- was also killed in a chain reaction of four collisions involving multiple cars.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.


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