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Martinez Resident Identified As Victim Of Fatal I-680 Crash; Driver Arrested For DUI

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A Fremont man was arrested after a multiple-vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist from Martinez on southbound Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon on Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 23-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, CHP Officer Derek Reed said.

Police are not yet releasing the suspect’s name, pending further investigation, according to the CHP.

William Jimenez-Espinoza, a 39-year-old Martinez resident, died in the chain-reaction crash reported at 4:38 a.m. on southbound Highway 680 south of Bollinger Canyon Road, CHP officials said.

The Fremont man’s Honda struck the back of a big-rig and spun out.

The disabled Honda was then struck by Jimenez-Espinoza, who was ejected from his motorcycle. A second big-rig then struck Jimenez-Espinoza, CHP officials said.

Reed said that neither of the truck drivers was injured.

The Honda driver was arrested at the scene and was booked into jail on $150,000 bail.

NOTE: This story first appeared on our brother site: Claycord.

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  1. Friends were complaining about traffic on 680 and how it kept them from getting to work on time Monday. I showed them this.

  2. I drive less now and try to time my time on the road. Stories here and actual experience have convinced me that something is happening on our roads. I’m not sure if it’s a societal thing or individual anger expressed while driving but it is crazy out there and I want nothing to do with it if I can help it. I also think it will get worse before it gets better.

  3. I still have to make a daily drive and I have to say I wonder every day if this day will be my last. It would be nice not to be at the mercy of alcohol and drug numbed drivers behind the wheels of big big cars and trucks but unfortunately I am.

  4. I keep watching this site for the latest report and I am hoping we can get through at least one day without a major incident. We can do better than this.

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