CHP officer from Tracy dies in Christmas Eve crash

26 December, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Another officer in the auto, Jonathan Velasquez, was treated at a hospital for lacerations and released Monday, said Sgt. Rob Nacke, a CHP spokesman. Officer Camilleri paid the ultimate price while protecting the people of CA.

The CHP declined to release the name of the driver who hit the patrol auto.

Agents trust the man's auto was going at a high rate of speed when he collided with the SUV, causing noteworthy harm and leaving the CHP vehicle a folded heap of metal. According to a post on Twitter, CHP says they suspect the driver was impaired while driving. The suspect is now in the hospital being treated for his injuries.

The CHP said it was not known when all the southbound lanes of 880 would reopen. He had been with the CHP for one year and four months.

An officer with the California Highway Patrol died Christmas Eve in a crash in Hayward, the CHP said.

California Governor Jerry Brown issued a statement on the officers death Monday morning.

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Officer Camilleri is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons along with his parents, brother and sister.

In honor of Camilleri, Capitol flags in Sacramento will be flown at half-staff.

Officer Velasquez was in the driver's seat of the patrol vehicle and suffered minor injuries.

"Anne and I are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Officer Camilleri", Brown said.

The 22-year-old driver, identified only as a Hayward resident, was hospitalized with major injuries and is expected to face felony charges, officials said.



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