Pleasanton man, 75, killed in car accident on Niles Canyon Road

William Evans was driving alone when car veered off roadway, striking tree

A 75-year-old Pleasanton man was killed in a crash in Alameda County on Saturday, according to the coroner's office.

William Evans was killed when his car left the roadway and struck a tree along Niles Canyon Road, a deputy with the Alameda County Coroner's Office said.

No other vehicles appeared to have been involved in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report.


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Posted by R & D Harper
a resident of California Reflections
on Feb 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Such heartache for our dear friends who lost thier husband, father, and grandfather. May you find peace knowing that he is now with our Heavenly Father. Thank you for your service to our country and God Bless You.

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Posted by Clark
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

Too bad the locals value trees more than human lives. This is an extremely dangerous road that is badly in need of improvement, but the Sunolians were able to stop the improvements dead in its tracks. They should do some soul searching about how their actions may have contributed to this gentleman's and others deaths.

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Posted by Tracy
a resident of another community
on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

The poor gentleman died from a medical emergency. If you check your facts,Sunol citizens are not the only people trying to modify the improvements on Niles Canyon..

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Posted by Tor Michaels
a resident of another community
on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

My prayers are with Penny and her family at this terrible time. Bill was a wonderful person.

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Posted by Tony
a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Very sad to hear about this today... Bill was a cousin, and one of the nicest, good-hearted people you'd ever meet...

As an ironic twist, I was invloved with the Niles Canyon improvements... From what I understood, the main issue was a fear of increased traffic and speeding, with "safeguarding the trees" used mainly as an excuse to halt the project...

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