A 60-year-old Dublin man was killed after the car he was driving went under a tractor trailer on Interstate 205 near Mountain House Parkway on Friday, Sept. 6.
Robert Barnett was driving a 2000 Jaguar convertible around 7:20 a.m. when he turned his car to the right and crossed three lanes of traffic about a half mile from Mountain House Parkway, according to Adam Shelton, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol office Tracy.
It’s unknown why Barnett lost control of his vehicle, Shelton said.
Barnett struck a tractor trailer traveling in the right lane and went under the trailer and continued into a nearby field.
“He hit the big rig and continued all the way through,” Shelton said. “He was fatally injured when he went under the trailer.”
Barnett was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Don’t know if he was speeding, but it doesn’t look like speed was a factor," Shelton said.
The driver of the tractor trailer, Jorge Ibarra, 49, of Riverside, was uninjured in the accident.
“He (Ibarra) never saw the guy coming,” Shelton said. “He felt the impact and saw him shootout of his trailer on the right side.”
The cause of the accident is still under investigation and Barnett’s cause of death is expected to be determined by the San Joaquin Coroner’s Office, Shelton said.
• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.