Man identified in fatal Bird Road accident
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A memorial built on a piece of broken windshield could be seen Monday on the side of Bird Road, where Robert Warren Jr. was killed in a car crash Thursday night..  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
A memorial built on a piece of broken windshield could be seen Monday on the side of Bird Road, where Robert Warren Jr. was killed in a car crash Thursday night.. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A 30-year-old Manteca man was killed when he crashed his car into a field off Bird Road Thursday evening.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department identified the driver Tuesday as Robert Warren Jr.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Adam Shelton said Warren was driving a 2003 BMW south on Bird Road just south of 11th Street at 10:20 p.m. at “a high rate of speed.”

Warren passed over a railroad crossing and his car veered right onto the dirt shoulder.

The BMW veered back onto the roadway, crossing through northbound lane onto the opposite shoulder. It flipped several times and landed in a field.

Shelton said Warren was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead from his injuries at the scene. Investigators are trying to determine whether Warren had been wearing a seat belt.

Shelton said that two male passengers in the BMW had minor injuries, which he described as cuts, scrapes and bruises.

On Monday, a memorial had been erected on a piece of broken windshield along the side the road where the car crashed.

Debris from the crash could still be seen Monday scattered in the dirt field near the road.

• Contact Glenn Moore at 830-4252 or gmoore@tracypress.com.
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jonpaul
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February 11, 2014
Isn't 30 years old a little old for driving like a teenager trying to impress his friends? ALSO old enough to know seatbelts save lives. I just don't get it. Kudos to his passengers for being smart enough to wear their seatbelts. We see this too often out here in the county, the city dwellers come out here and drive way faster then they can handle, usually ends up bad for them. Like I said, at least nobody innocent got taken out by this guy. Sorry for the family.
tracy_fly_boy
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February 08, 2014
Very sad. Our prayers are with the family.


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