Fatal Traffic Collision

Release Date/Time: 1/11/2020 9:29 AM
Incident:Fatal Traffic Collision
Date: Saturday, 1/11/2020
Time: 12.55 AM
Location: N. Davis Rd and Auto Center Cir/ South Entrance

Release Authorized by: Commander M. Maldonado
Telephone: 831-758-7250

On 1-11-2020 at 12:55 am, Salinas Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle roll over collision at N. Davis Rd and Auto Center Circle. Once on scene, officers located a Mitsubishi Montero on its roof near the intersection. Several occupants were outside of the vehicle and advised the officers there was still a juvenile trapped in the vehicle. The ambulance crew arrived on scene and determined the juvenile (15) was deceased.

The other four occupants of the vehicle also sustained injuries. The driver, a 15-year-old juvenile suffered a head injury, Josselyn Basillo (18) suffered a head injury and general complaint of pain, a 13-year-old passenger complained of leg pain, and another 15-year-old passenger complained of neck pain.

The driver and surviving passengers were transported to Natividad Medical Center for treatment. The 13-year-old with leg pain was eventually transported to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for further treatment.

It appears that the vehicle was traveling at a speed too fast to safely negotiate the curve of N Davis Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle, rolling onto its roof. The investigation is ongoing.

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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