Vijay Bhakar ID’d as Man Killed in Salinas Car Accident on Highway 101 near Airport Boulevard
Salinas, California (April 26, 2018) – Authorities have released the identity of the man killed in a fatal three-vehicle accident that sent three others to a hospital on Tuesday morning in Salinas.
According to authorities, 43-year-old Vijay Bhakar from India died in the crash that took place at about 10:57 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, on Highway 101 near Airport Boulevard.
Authorities said a blue 2014 Chevrolet Silverado that was heading south on Highway 101 collided into the rear of a blue Chevrolet Cruz that was slowing for traffic ahead. The impact pushed the Cruz into another vehicle.
Bhakar was a passenger of the Silverado and died in the accident.
The driver and one passenger of the Silverado sustained major injuries, while a third passenger suffered minor. They were all transported to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas.
No other injuries were reported.
The authorities are investigating the crash.