A man killed Sunday greeting successful a collision connected eastbound Interstate 80 successful San Pablo has been identified arsenic El Cerrito constabulary Officer Jerrick Bernstine, according to the Contra Costa County coroner and constabulary connected Monday.
Bernstine started arsenic a constabulary serviceman successful El Cerrito successful February 2020 pursuing enactment arsenic an in-home caregiver, constabulary said.
Bernstine, 25, of Hercules, was killed successful the clang reported astir 6:15 a.m. westbound of San Pablo Dam Road. The operator of a transit van mislaid power of their conveyance and it deed the halfway divider, coming to remainder successful the incorrect direction, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Three different vehicles deed the van and Bernstine was successful 1 of the vehicles. He died astatine the scene, CHP officials said. Two others were hospitalized with large injuries.
Police said Bernstine was a exemplary officer, humble successful property and tenacious successful constabulary work.
"Officer Bernstine was 26 astatine the clip of his decease and helium was everything a idiosyncratic could anticipation for successful a constabulary officer, citizen, teammate, son, brother, and friend," El Cerrito constabulary said Monday successful a quality release.