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January 24, 2012 > Newark police release name of fatal vehicle collision victim

Newark police release name of fatal vehicle collision victim

Submitted By Cmdr. Robert Douglas, Newark PD

The driver and sole occupant of the uninvolved vehicle who suffered life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene from yesterday's residential burglary and subsequently collision at Cherry Street & Mowry Avenue has been identified as:

Robert Louis Cheney, age 69 Pleasanton resident

One of three men suspected in the residential burglary and subsequent fatal collision that killed a Pleasanton man has died. Rajwaun Watkins, age 20 of Oakland and Hayward was in critical condition at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley due to injuries he sustained in the collision. Watkins was pronounced dead Friday (01/20/2012) evening by doctors.

The two other suspects still remain in custody for probation and parole violations.

- Jabrie Watts, age 20, ~ parole violation, residents listed in Oakland & Hayward
- Deshon Collier, age 20, ~ probation violation, residents listed in San Leandro, Union City & Hayward

The Newark Police Department has no other information to release. Members of the Newark Police Department are continuing their investigation at this time. It is anticipated that the findings of the investigation will be provided to the District Attorney's office soon with charges requested on the two individuals that remain in custody.

Any person with any information concerning/witnessing this incident can contact the Detective Sergeant Mike Carroll at 510-578-4247. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

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