Drunk driver kills CHP Officer on I-880
CHP Ofc. Andrew Camilleri was killed late Sunday night after being struck by a drunk driver in a car crash on southbound I-880 Freeway in Hayward, CA, according to a news article from ABC 7 News.
As mentioned in the report, the accident occurred when a 22-year-old man from Hayward was driving a red Cadillac struck and killed California Highway Patrol officer Andrew Camilleri, a 33-year-old from Tracy.
The accident took place on the shoulder of Interstate 880 Freeway, when Camilleri and his partner were looking for drivers who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Although the officers were wearing their seat belts when the patrol car was struck, Camilleri died, whereas his partner, Officer Velasquez, survived with injuries.
Additionally, the driver who struck the officers also suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital. According to the report, he could be facing felony charges after being released, due to having been under the influence of marijuana during the collision.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
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