Fatal Traffic collision update

Release Date/Time: 6/8/2015 3:21 PM

Incident: Fatal Traffic collision update

Report #: 15-060333

Date: Saturday, 6/6/2015

Time: 11:40 AM

Location: West Laurel Drive and Adams Street

At the listed date and time, Dean Nielsen, 32, was driving his Honda Shadow motorcylce e/b on West Laurel Drive approaching the traffic light at Adams Street. It appears that the light turned green just as Nielsen reached the intersection. As he continued through the intersection, a black Chevy Malibu, driven by Mary Gutierrez, 50, pulled out of the driveway of the Laurel Inn directly in front of Nielsen. Nielsen struck the Malibu broadside. He suffered major head and chest injuries and died on scene. Salinas Fire Paramedics attempted CPR on Nielsen to revive him but were unable to do so.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Release Authorized by: Gerard Ross

Telephone: (831) 758-7250

Question of the Day

What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:

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