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Off-duty officer dies as bus headed to Stockton crashes near Tracy

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A bus rear-ended a car on eastbound Interstate 580 near Tracy, killing an off-duty Bay Area law enforcement officer, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The bus was carrying Tesla employees en route to Stockton in a bus contracted by their company, news reports said.

The accident happened on the Altamont Pass.

KCRA 3 reported that the CHP would not say which department the deceased officer worked for. His identity has not been released.

Three lanes were blocked on I-580 due to the accident. It is unclear when the lanes will reopen.