Sunol: Coroner identifies girl killed in I-680 crash

Charges unlikely against apparently distracted driver, CHP says

A girl who was killed in a collision on Interstate 680 near Sunol early Friday morning was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau on Monday as 9-year-old Alma Aguilar Alvarez of San Pablo.

Alma was a passenger in a 2004 Toyota Corolla driven by her father that was rear-ended by the driver of a black 2009 Dodge as both cars were traveling north on I-680 south of Calaveras Road when traffic began to slow approaching a construction zone at about 12:20 a.m. Friday, California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Tyler Hahn said.

The collision pushed the Toyota into the rear of a third vehicle, a Ford, according to Hahn.

Alma and her father were transported to Eden Hospital Medical Center in Castro Valley, where she was pronounced dead.

The girl's father suffered major injuries and is still hospitalized, Hahn said. The girl's mother suffered minor injuries and has been treated and released.

The occupants of the other vehicles weren't injured in the collision.

Hahn said it doesn't appear that alcohol and drugs were factors in the collision.

He said the investigation into the fatal collision will continue for several weeks, but at this time it doesn't appear that the Dodge driver who rear-ended the Toyota will face any charges. Hahn reported last week it looked as if the Dodge driver was distracted right before the crash for a yet-unconfirmed reason.

The CHP originally reported the girl's family as living in Martinez, but the coroner's bureau confirmed she resided in San Pablo.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Danielle
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on Jun 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Rest In Peace little angel.

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