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Livermore man charged with DUI in fatal crash on I-680

2 pickups collide Tuesday near Andrade Road

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has identified a 45-year-old man killed in a collision on Interstate Highway 680 near Fremont Tuesday morning in which another man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the

influence.

The crash, which involved two pickup trucks, was reported at 9:35 a.m. on southbound I-680 just north of Andrade Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Steve Creel said.

Creel said a pickup traveling south in the fast lane veered into a

second pickup, causing both to go out of control and overturn. One came to rest in the fast lane, the other in the right lane.

The driver of the second pickup was ejected in the crash and died at the scene, Creel said. The coroner's bureau identified him as 45-year-old Adam Bajer of Livermore. Bajer had a relative in his car, a 35-year-old Livermore man, who sustained major injuries.

The man behind the wheel of the pickup that allegedly caused the crash was identified as 53-year-old Timothy Bartelt, of Livermore, the CHP said.

Bartelt was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the

influence, Creel said. He was taken to a hospital for minor injuries and was scheduled to be transported to the Santa Rita Jail once medically cleared.

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