Monterey County, CA… On Saturday, August 13, 2022, V-1 (black 2022 BWM 330i) was traveling westbound on SR-68 east of Spreckels Blvd in the #1 lane. V-2 (red 2017 Toyota Camry) was traveling eastbound on SR-68 east of Spreckles Blvd in the #1 lane. V-3 ( grey 2022 Nissan Pathfinder) was traveling eastbound on SR-68 east of Spreckels Blvd in the #2 lane slightly behind V-2. For an unknown reason, V-1 crossed the two-way left turn lane and entered the eastbound #1 lane where the left front of V-1 struck the left front of V-2. The driver of V-3 slammed on the brakes and swerved to the right but was struck by debris from the other vehicles. Both V-1 and V-2 came to rest in the eastbound #2 lane and shoulder.
The driver of V-1 sustained minor injuries and was the sole occupant of V-1 BMW. The driver of the BMW Daniel John Wetle was arrested on scene for DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter, and booked into the Monterey County Jail.
The driver of V-2 Toyota Camry was pronounced deceased at the scene. The only passenger in V-2 was transported to a local hospital for major injuries. V-3 was occupied by 5 people who were all uninjured.
This crash is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol Monterey Area Office. If any member of the public has information regarding this crash, they are encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at (831) 796-2160.