(Watsonville Police collect justification during a stage of a deadly pile-up early Sunday morning on Main Street. Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)
WATSONVILLE — An 18-year-old Watsonville male died early Sunday in a solo-vehicle pile-up on Main Street.
Watsonville Police Sgt. Brian Ridgway conspicuous a man, identified by a Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Coroner as Roman Quinonez, was roving southbound on Main Street around 4:30 a.m. when, for different reasons, his Hyundai Elantra veered off a right shoulder. The automobile slammed into a vast steel application stick during Crossroads Square during Main Street underneath dry and transparent conditions.
The impact squashed in a front finish of a 2005 four-door and hurled automobile tools some-more than 100 feet from a pile-up site.
Watsonville firefighters had to use a Jaws of Life to examine off doors and cut divided crumpled steel in sequence to extricate a man. He was rushed to Watsonville Community Hospital where he was conspicuous dead, Ridgway said.
Police close down both lanes of southbound Main Street for about 6 hours from South Green Valley Road to concede for a investigation.
“He was always a really enterprising and happy person,” conspicuous internal picture artist Paul De Worken. “He was always blissful to assistance out. we watched him flourishing adult and he was only a cold guy.”
De Worken conspicuous Quinonez worked on countless art projects that De Worken headed adult around a village over a years.
“I knew him as a center propagandize student,” De Worken said. “He was happy to be in school. He was a kind of chairman that was always peaceful to try out new ideas, only like a organisation he hung around with. we favourite him.”
Ceiba College Prep Executive Director Annie Millar conspicuous Quinonez attended Ceiba in center school.
“Our propagandize shares in a grief of a whole community,” she said.
He would have started his comparison year in a tumble during Sequoia High School, an choice propagandize run by a Santa Cruz County Office of Education, conspicuous SCCOE Director of Alternative Education Denise Sanson.
“He was really well-liked by students and staff,” she said.
The pile-up is still underneath investigation.
A temporary tabernacle began holding figure Monday during a site of a pile-up on Main Street. Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)