A California Highway Patrol officer from Tracy died following an alleged DUI collision late Sunday night on southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Hayward, CHP officials said this morning.
All three suffered injuries and were rushed by ambulances to local hospitals.
CHP released this photo of Officer Andrew Camilleri Sr.
CHP officer Andrew Camilleri, 33, was stopped in a marked vehicle near Winton Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 880 at about 11:32 p.m. Sunday when the wreck happened, according to the Golden Gate CHP Facebook page. Chief Ernest Sanchez said.
Camilleri had been officer for the California Highway Patrol for just over a year, Sanchez said. Sanchez, who declined to release the driver's name, said the driver may also have been under the influence of marijuana. "Today is a tragic day".More news: Elderly Couple Arrested With $336K of Pot, Claims it Was Christmas Gifts
Sanchez said the driver was coming home from a party, where "he had obviously had too much to drink and maybe too much to smoke".
He survived by his wife, Rosanna, a 12-year-old daughter and sons ages 6 and 2. Instead, he was pronounced dead at St.
"Anne and I are profoundly disheartened to learn of the bad loss of Officer Camilleri, who kicked the bucket yesterday while attempting to guard our groups".
Flags at the state Capitol will be flown at half-staff in honor of Camilleri, Brown said. "We join his family, friends and the entire California Highway Patrol in mourning his death and in honoring his sacrifice", the statement read.