VPD Investigates May 11, 2022 Fatal Traffic Collision
Posted on 05/12/2022

On May 11, 2022 at approximately 11:13 p.m., officers were driving in the 800 block of Sonoma Boulevard when they observed a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Officers observed signs of a major accident, and responded to assist the subject they observed trapped inside the driver’s seat. 


Officers took swift action and attempted to put out the flames using their fire extinguishers. Vallejo Fire later arrived on scene to extinguish the fire and open the vehicle to rescue the driver. Vallejo Police, Fire and Medics all worked together to remove the driver, who was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The driver, a 25-year-old adult male, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel. 


Preliminary details indicate that the driver of vehicle one (deceased) was driving northbound on Sonoma Blvd. when it collided with the driver of vehicle two who was driving southbound on Sonoma Blvd. Vehicle one then collided with a third vehicle which was also traveling northbound on Sonoma Blvd. Two additional adult subjects, the passenger from the first vehicle, and driver from the second vehicle, suffered moderate to minor injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment. There were no injuries associated to the third vehicle. 


The Vallejo Police Department Traffic Division responded to take over the investigation. 


This is the City of Vallejo’s 8th traffic collision resulting in a fatality in 2022. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vallejo Police Department Traffic Division Sergeant Jeff Tai at 707-648-4461. 


For media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer, Brittany K. Jackson by email at [email protected]cityofvallejo.net. or by phone at (707) 651-7147.