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Details emerge about Feb. 21 fatal crash near Sunol

Driver died in hospital after head-on collision in early-morning hours

A San Jose man died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Highway 84 near Sunol late last month, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau on Tuesday identified the victim as 60-year-old Jeffrey Shumate.

The crash occurred at about 1:50 a.m. on Feb. 21 on Highway 84/Vallecitos Road approximately half a mile east of Little Valley Road in Sunol, according to CHP Officer Tyler Hahn.

Arriving officers found the aftermath of a head-on collision in which a silver Honda Civic, driven by Shumate, crossed over the double-yellow lines for unknown reasons and struck a silver Volkswagen Jetta driving in the opposite direction on the highway, Hahn said. Both drivers were seriously injured, and both cars had major damage.

Shumate was in critical condition when the CHP reached the scene. He was transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was pronounced dead just before 4 a.m. that day, according to Hahn.

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The Jetta driver, a 20-year-old Turlock woman whose name was not released, sustained major injuries and was taken to San Jose Regional Medical Center, where she later stabilized, according to Hahn. A lone passenger in the Jetta sustained minor to moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital as well.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, in part because officers were unable to speak with Shumate for a statement, but crossing the double-yellow lines for the unknown reason was the primary factor, according to Hahn.

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Details emerge about Feb. 21 fatal crash near Sunol

Driver died in hospital after head-on collision in early-morning hours

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Mar 3, 2020, 11:21 am

A San Jose man died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Highway 84 near Sunol late last month, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau on Tuesday identified the victim as 60-year-old Jeffrey Shumate.

The crash occurred at about 1:50 a.m. on Feb. 21 on Highway 84/Vallecitos Road approximately half a mile east of Little Valley Road in Sunol, according to CHP Officer Tyler Hahn.

Arriving officers found the aftermath of a head-on collision in which a silver Honda Civic, driven by Shumate, crossed over the double-yellow lines for unknown reasons and struck a silver Volkswagen Jetta driving in the opposite direction on the highway, Hahn said. Both drivers were seriously injured, and both cars had major damage.

Shumate was in critical condition when the CHP reached the scene. He was transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was pronounced dead just before 4 a.m. that day, according to Hahn.

The Jetta driver, a 20-year-old Turlock woman whose name was not released, sustained major injuries and was taken to San Jose Regional Medical Center, where she later stabilized, according to Hahn. A lone passenger in the Jetta sustained minor to moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital as well.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, in part because officers were unable to speak with Shumate for a statement, but crossing the double-yellow lines for the unknown reason was the primary factor, according to Hahn.

Comments

Jeffrey"shane"Shumate
another community
on Mar 3, 2020 at 6:40 pm
Jeffrey"shane"Shumate, another community
on Mar 3, 2020 at 6:40 pm

I love you dad , I'm sorry we never had a chance to say goodbye.....we miss u you and were lost without you.
. R.I.P.
JEFFREY SHUMATE.
your son.
SHANE .


Carole Lee Manning
Danbury Park
on Mar 4, 2020 at 11:52 am
Carole Lee Manning, Danbury Park
on Mar 4, 2020 at 11:52 am

Shane, that is a very sweet tribute to your dad. Sounds like he was lucky to have you for a son!


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