A 22-year-old Tracy man was killed when he collided with a tractor-trailer at more than 90 mph on Altamont Pass Road Thursday, July 11.
Gregory Bailey was driving east in a 1999 Buick Regal when he allegedly crossed the double yellow line and went into oncoming traffic, according to Steve Creel, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol Dublin office.
Bailey then struck the tractor-trailer, which was carrying garbage to a local landfill, according to Creel.
“The impact caused fatal injuries to the driver of the car (Bailey) and minor injuries to the big rig driver,” he said.
The driver of the semi was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries.
In took emergency responders more than an hour to cut Bailey from his car, Creel said. He was declared dead at the scene.
Investigators believe Bailey was going more than 90 mph at the time of crash. Creel said they are still trying to determine why he crossed into the westbound lane.
The crash is under investigation and officers are in the process of interviewing witnesses, Creel said on Tuesday, July 16.
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