CHP officer from Tracy dies in Christmas Eve crash

CHP Officers Seriously Injured In Horrific Highway 880 Crash

Walcott said the driver who struck the vehicle was taken to a hospital.

"It's definitely not the way we wanted the community to think of the 2017 Christmas Day holiday", Sanchez said. Another officer in the vehicle, Jonathan Velasquez, was treated at a hospital for lacerations and released Monday, said Sgt. Rob Nacke, a CHP spokesman. It appeared the driver of the Cadillac was not only drunk, but under the influence of drugs and was coming home from a party, according to the CHP.

The driver of the Cadillac is in serious condition at a hospital.

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. "Too many tragedies have happened and today, I'm not only disappointed, but also angered" about having to deliver such heartbreaking news to an unsuspecting family.




He was married with three kids, CHP said in a press conference. Instead, he was pronounced dead at St.

Officials from the CHP Golden Gate office confirmed the "tragic in the line of duty death of a CHP Officer" on Twitter just before 8 a.m. "Andrew was drawn to this profession due to his courage, integrity and desire to serve".

Footage from the scene shows debris littering the roadway while both cars are mangled. The officers were stopped as part of their efforts to patrol the highway, which involves using tools such as radar, Sanchez said.

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