Gustavo Gutierrez Injured in Fatal Gilroy Collision on Highway 25
Gilroy, California (January 5, 2020) – The passenger who sustained major injuries in a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Thursday night in Gilroy has been identified as Gustavo Gutierrez, 35.
The crash happened around 9:09 p.m. Thursday, January 2, on Highway 25 near Bloomfield Avenue.
According to investigators, Hollister man Jesus Rodriguez crashed his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup into an oncoming oncoming 2017 Ford Transit 250 van while making a turn from a driveway into the highway.
The van's driver, a 42-year-old San Jose man, died at the scene of the crash. Gutierrez was his passenger and was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.
Rodriguez sustained minor injuries and was also transported to a hospital.
Authorities said Rodriguez was later taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
An investigation into this incident is ongoing.