Willie Ridley Killed in Car Crash on Thornton Avenue [Fremont, CA]
Traffic Collision on Paseo Padre Parkway Left One Elderly Man Dead
FREMONT, CA (July 6, 2022) – Friday morning, a multi-vehicle crash along Thornton Avenue claimed the life of 74-year-old Willie Ridley.
According to the Fremont Police, dispatchers received a series calls reporting a multi-car collision around 9:30 a.m., on Paseo Padre Parkway near Puttenham Way.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a Honda Civic and a Dodge Charger that collided into a tree in the center median, for reasons currently unknown.
Eventually, the Dodge driver, later identified as 74-year-old Willie Ridley, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following the initial collision, the Honda continued out of control, striking two additional vehicles.
Authorities reported no other injuries from the incident.
Additionally, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.
Those with further information regarding the accident are encouraged to contact Fremont authorities as soon as possible.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Willie Ridley.
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