CHP Officer Killed, Second Officer Injured In Horrific Highway 880 Crash

Dec 26, 2017, 00:26
CHP Officer Killed, Second Officer Injured In Horrific Highway 880 Crash

Police were called to the scene late Sunday evening after receiving a report about a collision involving a auto that rear-ended a CHP patrol vehicle.

The California Highway Patrol officer killed in the crash on 880 was identified as Andrew Camilleri, 33.

Officials from the CHP Golden Gate confirmed the "tragic line of duty death" via Twitter on Christmas morning. "Today is a tragic day".

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The officer who died was in the passenger seat.

The other officer, Jonathan Velasquez, was hospitalized with major injuries, KRON-4 reported. Sanchez said he believes that the suspect was "coming home from a party and had obviously had too much to drink and maybe too much to smoke". "The number of fatalities we've had in the Bay Area, just in the last couple of weeks involving people who have chosen to drive under the influence of alcohol and are suspected of marijuana use - you'll find too many tragedies have happened".

The driver of the auto was also taken to the hospital with major injuries.

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"This needs to stop", Sanchez said, adding that he is not only brokenhearted about Camilleri's death, but also angry.

Camilleri's children "were expecting (their) father to come home and help open Christmas presents", Sanchez said. Rose Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another CHP officer was injured. "Andrew was drawn to this profession due to his courage, integrity and desire to serve".

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

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