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