David Guidicatti Jr., 32, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office following a crash around 8:15 a.m., just west of the Airway Boulevard exit in Livermore, according to officer Steve Creel from the California Highway Patrol office in Dublin.
Guidicatti was driving a black Land Rover at 30 to 35 mph with Tracy residents Lauree Ward, 40, and Roderick Futrell, 30, Creel said Wednesday, May 8.
Witnesses told police that traffic had started to speed up but then suddenly slowed down, which made Guidicatti swerve to the left, causing the vehicle to roll over “several times,” Creel said.
Guidicatti was ejected and landed in the far left lane of the four-lane interstate. Ward was also ejected and was found in the left lane. Both were about 30 to 40 feet from where the vehicle stopped rolling, according to Creel.
Ward was flown by medical helicopter to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley, where she underwent immediate surgery for “major injuries,” Creel said.
She was listed in good condition Thursday, May 9, according to hospital officials.
Futrell remained inside the vehicle and was able to crawl out after it rolled. He was treated at the same hospital for “minor to moderate” injures and later released, Creel said.
No one was wearing a seat belt, and Ward was reportedly sitting in the back on folded-down seats.
The crash is still under investigation, and there is no indication that alcohol or drugs were factors, though officers are waiting on a toxicology report before making a final determination, Creel said.
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