• Drunken Driver Kills Traffic Control Employee

    On 10/30/2014 at approximately midnight, Bay Traffic Solutions was conducting utility work on State Route 68 east of Corral De Tierra Road.  Crews were conducting one way traffic control when a 1999 Mercedes Benz traveled through the cone pattern and passed a pilot vehicle at a high rate of speed.  The Mercedes Benz continued eastbound and struck an employee conducting traffic control.  After this collision, the Mercedes continued east for approximately 1/2 mile before being stopped by witnesses who remained with the driver until emergency personnel could arrive.

    The Bay Traffic Solutions employee, 51 year-old Jesus Fernandez from Tracy, CA, suffered major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the Mercedes, identified as 50 year old Adam Zubiate from Salinas, Ca, was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and booked into the Monterey County Jail.  SR-68 was closed from Corral De Tierra Road to Laureles Grade Road until approximately 2:28am.

    This collision is currently being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 30, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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