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January 27, 2012 > Double fatality traffic collision

Double fatality traffic collision

Submitted By John Flynn, Fremont PD

At approximately 1:30 pm, January 23, a Fremont Police Officer on routine patrol in a residential area of the Irvington District saw a suspicious vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, pass by him. The officer turned around to follow the vehicle and the Monte Carlo made several quick passes to avoid the officer. As the Monte Carlo sped away, the officer was dispatched to another call for service. A short time later, the officer came across a major traffic collision at the intersection of Delaware Street and Fremont Blvd. involving the same vehicle.

Witnesses reported that the Monte Carlo had been eastbound on Delaware Street at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for a red traffic signal as it approached the intersection of Fremont Boulevard. The left door of the Monte Carlo was impacted by the front of a 1999 Durango and came to rest at the bottom of a flood control canal. The Durango then impacted a 2004 Ford Pick-up truck that had been stopped in the northbound left turn lane. Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.

Two adult males and two adult females were in the Monte Carlo; a 35 year-old male and 36 year-old female were pronounced dead at the scene. A 30 year-old male and a 30 year-old female from the Monte Carlo were transported to a local trauma center. The driver of the Durango, a 42 year-old male Fremont resident had minor injuries to his arm. The driver and passenger of the Ford truck, 61 year-old and 21 year-old males, both San Jose residents were not injured in the collision.

The intersection was shut down for investigation by both the Fremont Police Department and the Alameda County Coroner's Office. Names of the deceased will be released by the Alameda County Coroner's Office.

Any witnesses to the collision that did not speak to an officer at the scene are requested to contact the lead investigator, Officer Shannon at (510) 790-6765.

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