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Richard Bartolo San Jose Fatal Crash US Highway 101, McKee Road Big Rig Truck

 SAN JOSE: Fatal Crash US Highway 101, McKee Road Big Rig TruckTruck Driver Falls Asleep, Passenger Killed on Highway 101

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019) — Richard Bartolo, 64, who was a passenger in a very large box truck, was killed early Wednesday morning when the truck overturned on the northbound Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash took place about 3:47 a.m. on Jan. 9th. near McKee Road. Police say the 67-year-old Orange County man driving the truck told authorities he may have fell asleep at the wheel. The passenger who died was also asleep at the time of the crash. The truck went up an embankment on the shoulder of the roadway where it struck a concrete box, overturned and slid on its side while still blocking several lanes of the highway.

Paramedics rushed the truck driver to a hospital for treatment of major injuries, but he’s expected to survive. Both men were armed and were retired police officers.

The truck driver was an employee of Security Industry Specialists Inc. and the cargo was destined for  Apple Park or 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

The crash remains under investigation by the CHP.

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In this case, it appears that the driver of the truck and his employer will be held responsible for the death of the passenger. It’s unknown at this time if there will be any criminal charges brought against the driver or the company.

Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the family of Richard Bartolo

If you or a family member were hurt in a collision due to a negligent driver or business, you have the right to pursue a claim to recover all your financial losses.

Contact our experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.

CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT

Incident: 00234 Type: Fatality Location: US101 N / MCKEE RD ONR Loc Desc: NB 101 JNO MCKEE Lat/Lon: 37.356888 -121.869014
Detail Information
8:12 AM 42 [95] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 1022 FINISH LINE BOT [Shared]
7:35 AM 41 [92] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 FINISH LINE TOW 408-980-9777 [Shared]
7:33 AM 40 [91] FSP IS 97 W/MC // NEG OOG IT’S BO TRANNY // REQ 1185 ROT TO NB JNO MCKEE ON RHS [Shared]
6:54 AM 39 [85] [Notification] [CHP]-[83] PER 89 GRAVES THERE IS A MC THAT IS INSIDE THE CLOSURE CLOSEST TO MCKEE ON NB 101 THAT IS OOG BEHIND THE PATROL VEH AND REQING FSP TO RESP TO ASSIST [Shared]
6:54 AM 38 [83] PER 89 GRAVES THERE IS A MC THAT IS INSIDE THE CLOSURE CLOSEST TO MCKEE ON NB 101 THAT IS OOG BEHIND THE PATROL VEH AND REQING FSP TO RESP TO ASSIST
6:46 AM 37 [82] FOR DOT SEE LINE 73 AND THEN THE 1185 WILL STILL HAVE TO BE CALLED
6:43 AM 36 [79] [Notification] [CHP]-CAN UNIT ADV ETO FOR MEDIA INQ ? THX [Shared]
6:02 AM 35 [75] [Notification] [CHP]-PER DOT SIGN TRUCK SUP, ONLY LEFT LANE IS OPEN, ALL OTHER LANES ARE BLOCKED, 1039 DOTCC, CMS’S UPDATED [Shared]
5:52 AM 34 [74] [Notification] [CHP]-COPY LINE 72, 1039 DOTCC, CMS UPDATED [Shared]
5:50 AM 33 [72] 24-S7 FREEWAY RE OPENED AT 0529HRS / #1 SHUT DOWN
5:34 AM 32 [70] C24-171 ALUM ROCK ONR IS NOW OPEN *****
5:34 AM 31 [69] SJPD UNIT MADE CONTACT W/ CHP AND WAS ADVS’D THEY COULD OPEN RDWY – NO LLL
5:10 AM 30 [62] 1039 DOTCC
5:05 AM 29 [60] WILL ADVS UPDATED ETA
5:03 AM 28 [59] 24-S7 REQ UPDATED ETA FOR DOT PLS
4:47 AM 27 [58] 24-S7 CLEARING OUT TRAFFIC RIGHT NOW
4:47 AM 26 [57] 24-S7 #1 OPEN
4:37 AM 25 [56] 1039 SJPD / LINE 54
4:36 AM 24 [54] 282T REQ SJP TO CLOSE ALUM ROCK ONR INSTEAD OF MCKEE
4:35 AM 23 [53] 1039 ACTION TOW 408-988-4774
4:32 AM 22 [52] ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** ALL NB 101 TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED OFF TO ALUM ROCK.
4:24 AM 21 [48] 1039 CORONER
4:19 AM 20 [44] ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** NB 101 JNO OF MCKEE REMAINS CLOSED. FOR ALT ROUTE USE NB 280 TO NB 87 TO NB 101.
4:14 AM 19 [40] 1039 TMT
4:13 AM 18 [38] 24-S7 BOX TRUCK NEG SEMI / VERY LARGE TRUCK
4:12 AM 17 [36] 24-S7 FIRE AND 1141 1097
4:11 AM 16 [35] LL CAMPBELL TOW
4:07 AM 15 [33] 1039 SJS PD ENRT FOR LINE 30
4:05 AM 14 [30] C24-282T SEE IF SJPD CAN SHUT DOWN NB 101 MCKEE ONR
4:03 AM 13 [28] 1039 FIRE OIL IN RDWY
4:02 AM 12 [27] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP [Shared]
4:02 AM 11 [24] 1039 DOTCC, WILL ADVS ETA WHEN AVAIL
4:01 AM 10 [23] 24-S7 NEED CT FOR HARD CLOSURE
4:00 AM 9 [19] FOR FIRE OIL ALL OVER RDWY
3:59 AM 8 [17] 1039 1141 NEED EXTRICATION ON
3:59 AM 7 [16] 1039 DOTCC
3:59 AM 6 [15] ^**ISSUE SIGALERT** ALL LANES BLOCKED DUE TO COLLISION. EXPECT DELAYS. NO ETO.
3:57 AM 5 [14] 1039 1141
3:55 AM 4 [12] ON IT’S SIDE NEED 1185 ON EXP
3:54 AM 3 [11] 24-S7 NB 101 JNO MCKEE HAS VISUAL REQ BIG RIG TOW W/CRANE
3:47 AM 2 [6] [Appended, 03:48:20] [3] BLKG SLO LN
3:47 AM 1 [1] ROLLOVER GARBAGE TK BLOCKING 2 RT LNS
Unit Information
3:48 AM 31 Unit Assigned

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