CHP officer killed when SUV hit by possible drunk driver
- Author: Tracy Klein Dec 26, 2017,
Dec 26, 2017, 1:12
Officer Camilleri was in the passenger seat.
Walcott said the driver who struck the vehicle was taken to a hospital.
Camilleri and another officer suffered injuries in the crash.
"This needs to stop", Sanchez said, adding that he is not only brokenhearted about Camilleri's death, but also angry.
Camilleri was in the patrol unit with his partner when the two were struck by a 22-year-old.
"We join his family, friends and the entire California Highway Patrol in mourning his death and honoring his sacrifice", Brown said.
The driver of the Cadillac is in serious condition at a hospital. "Today is a tragic day".
CHP officials said the suspect was coming home from a party.
A driver drifted off the road from the freeway and hit the right rear part of the CHP cruiser.
Capt. Tim Pearson, commander of the CHP office in Hayward, fondly recalled Camilleri, who joined the department in August 2016.
CHP officers have nabbed 116 people in L.A. County and 604 statewide so far during this Christmas period from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday. "Andrew was drawn to this profession due to his courage, integrity and desire to serve".
Footage from the scene shows debris littering the roadway, while both cars are severely mangled.
A California Highway Patrol officer was killed when a patrol auto in which he was riding was struck on an on-ramp to Interstate 880 in Hayward, authorities said Monday.