The CHP family is deeply saddened by the loss of Officer Andrew Camilleri, I.D. 21653, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, at approximately 11:32 p.m. Officer Camilleri, of Hayward Area, gave his life in sacrifice for the community in which he served.
Officer Camilleri and Officer Jonathan Velasquez, I.D. 21318, were stopped in their patrol vehicle within the reverse gore of the Winton Avenue onramp to I-880 southbound. A driver drifted off the road from I-880 and struck the right rear of the patrol vehicle.
Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, presented actor Erik Estrada with an Assembly Resolution recognizing the star of the original “CHiPs” for his longtime support of the California Highway Patrol.
Driving the California freeways is scary enough for some travelers, but when a Brazilian family on vacation experienced a blown tire on the southbound 5 freeway, this family of five was in a desperate situation.
Automobile collisions have been the leading cause of death for American teens for generations. Since 2007, Impact Teen Drivers has emerged as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reversing this pervasive yet 100 percent-preventable crisis. Impact Teen Drivers’ mission is to change the culture of driving forever thereby saving lives not only in this generation of drivers, but also in all future generations of drivers.