Khin was killed when a bus carrying Tesla employees crashed into his auto east of San Francisco. Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern says Deputy Sroeuy Khin was killed Friday after working a 12-hour shift at San Rita Jail and a day before his 51st birthday.
A Tesla spokesperson said in a prepared statement the collision involved "an independently-operated shuttle carrying Tesla employees" and that all of the employees on the bus "are safe and accounted for".
The deputy was driving a VW Beetle when it was hit by a passenger bus.
The VW Beetle came to a stop on the highway, and because of the glare from the sun, the bus driver was not able to see the vehicle, according to Reed. Sherry said that the cause of the crash is still being investigated, but drugs and alcohol do not appear to have contributed.
Investigators are still trying to determine why the vehicle was stopped.
A traffic alert has been issued as three lanes of the highway remain blocked.
Khin was described by Ahearn as an extremely dedicated and hard-working member of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. The entire highway was reopened around 1:45 p.m. but residual delays were expected. Deputy Mike Foley died February 23 in a hospital from head trauma injuries.
Footage from the scene of the crash on Friday, which happened in the city of Livermore, showed CHP officers gathering around the body, saluting and draping an American flag over the deceased officer, according to local station NBC Bay Area.
The CHP said the Volkswagen driver died in the accident and there were no injuries among the Tesla employees being transported to Stockton, California. Another bus was brought in to transport the employees to Stockton.