Statement from Lafayette Mayor Dan Tatzin on Reliez Valley Road Incident:
Yesterday there was a fatal collision on Reliez Valley Road involving a colleague from the City of Pleasant Hill, Martin Nelis. Mr. Nelis served as that city’s Public Information Officer.
While details of the incident are not fully known at this time, I understand that Mr. Nelis was riding a bicycle southbound on Reliez Valley Road and become involved in a collision with a truck between Gloria Terrace and Withers Avenue in Lafayette.
Our thoughts are with Mr. Nelis’ family and the staff and citizens of the City of Pleasant Hill.
Further questions concerning the investigation of this tragic accident should be directed to the Lafayette Police Department at (925)283-3680.
City of Lafayette
August 3, 2018