CHP officer killed as patrol auto hit by drunken driver

Dec 26, 2017, 01:08
CHP officer killed as patrol auto hit by drunken driver

The suspect is now in the hospital being treated for his injuries.

A second officer in the vehicle, Jonathan Velasquez, was treated at a hospital and released.

The collision was first reported around 11:30 p.m. Sunday near State Route 92 and the Winton Avenue on-ramp.

The collision was reported at 12 a.m. near A Street and involved a auto that reportedly rear ended a CHP patrol vehicle.

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CHP officials did not provide details of the injuries or the cause of the collision. 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.

Two officers on a routine CHP watch on Christmas Eve were inside the vehicle at the time, he said.

CHP affirmed Monday morning that one of the officers had passed on of his wounds.

Camilleri is made due by his significant other, three kids - a girl and two children, all between the ages of 2 and 12 years of age - his folks, and two kin.

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Camilleri had been officer for the California Highway Patrol for just over a year, Sanchez said.

Flags at the Capitol will be flown at half-staff in the fallen officer's honor. Camilleri, 33, died from his injuries. "We join his family, friends and the entire California Highway Patrol in mourning his death and in honoring his sacrifice".

A Hayward CHP officer killed by suspected impaired driver over the weekend.

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