A Lodi man was killed in an early-morning crash on Highway 84 in Livermore last week after his sedan plowed into the back of a big-rig stopped a red light, according to police.
The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau identified the victim as 27-year-old Luis Manuel Solis Sanchez.
The crash occurred around 3 a.m. May 30 when Solis Sanchez's white Kia Optima, traveling northbound on Highway 84/Isabel Avenue, failed to slow for a red light and rear-ended the big-rig stopped for the traffic signal at the intersection of East Jack London Boulevard, according to Joanna Johnson, public information officer for the Livermore Police Department.
Solis Sanchez, who was the only occupant of the Kia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are unsure why he didn't stop for the red light, and they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests before determining whether drugs or alcohol were a factor, according to Johnson.
The big-rig driver was uninjured. Police closed northbound lanes on the highway for nearly four hours into the morning commute during the investigation.