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MIRA MESA CA Oct 2 2011 — Two people have been killed in four separate crashes that occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday along southbound Interstate 15 just south of Mira Mesa Boulevard, according to the CHP.
About eight hours later, traffic along southbound I-15 is backed up to state Route 56 and is seriously impacting motorists heading to the Miramar Air Show.
San Diego police confirmed reports that an off-duty San Diego Police officer was killed in a traffic collision at the scene. The officer was identified as Jason Prokop, 34, a 5-year veteran of the police department.
CHP Sgt. Armando Casas said there were four separate crashes.
The first occurred when one vehicle rear-ended a car that had stalled on the freeway. The second happened when another car sideswiped the car that had stalled. The third involved two other vehicles that collided as they swerved to avoid the other accidents.
The fourth happened when the occupant of the car that initially rear-ended the stalled car got out of his vehicle to help the victim in the first car and was hit by another passing vehicle and killed.
The CHP declared a SigAlert at 3:20 a.m. Traffic was being taken off the southbound freeway lanes at Mira Mesa Boulevard.