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Authorities identify Lodi man killed in Livermore crash

Driver slammed into big-rig stopped at red light on Isabel Avenue

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.

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Authorities identify Lodi man killed in Livermore crash

Driver slammed into big-rig stopped at red light on Isabel Avenue

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Jun 4, 2019, 12:57 pm

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.

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Trafficsucks
Ruby Hill
on Jun 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm
Trafficsucks, Ruby Hill
on Jun 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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So sad I saw this as driving to the freeway. I got to tell ya the big rigs on 580 and Altamont is way too much, they back up traffic and cause accidents. The state should band the big Rigs from 205 and 580 at certain times of the day specially at commute time.


Silverfox
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Castlewood
on Jun 5, 2019 at 8:12 pm
Silverfox, Castlewood
Registered user
on Jun 5, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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@Trafficsucks
So looks like you are blaming the big rig driver?????
Next time you go to the store and buy something-think about how that item go to the store. Next time you get fuel for your vehicle think about it.
truck drivers need to make a living too. They don't always get to spend holidays,or special events with their loved ones since they are busy delivering goods for you.

Most accidents are NOT caused by the truck driver BUT the drivers that don't pay attention to the trucks. A truck cannot stop on a dime when some moron in a BMW cuts ahead of him to beat one car ahead.

BTW-the truck in this accident was stopped legally at a red light and Mr Kia slammed into the back of him. Was not the truck drivers fault. I feel bad for the truck driver having to live with this the rest of his life.


Amazing
Birdland
on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:17 am
Amazing, Birdland
on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:17 am
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Trafficsucks. How can you blame the truck driver. Luckily it was a big rig he hit. Had it been another car Kia man probably would have killed himself and anybody in else in the other car or cars in front of him. The ignorance of some of the posters here is phenomenal.


Melissa Solis Vasquez
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2019 at 3:02 am
Melissa Solis Vasquez, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2019 at 3:02 am
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I would like to know if there was or is a pic of this man my husband has been missing and this man happen s to have his name except for the Sanchez part


Jeremy Walsh, editor
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associate editor
on Jul 29, 2019 at 9:48 am
Jeremy Walsh, editor, associate editor
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on Jul 29, 2019 at 9:48 am
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Thank you for reaching out Melissa. Unfortunately we do not have a photo of the victim in this case. You could contact Livermore PD for verification, or if you'd like my help in reaching out, email me directly at jwalsh@pleasantonweekly.com.


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