Driver in Custody Following a Fatal 2-Vehicle Collision on Labor Day
Photo: victim Nickolas Bianchi
ALAMEDA — An ongoing DUI investigation resulted in the arrest of a driver following a fatal two-vehicle collision on Labor Day. The force of the collision caused one of the vehicles to crash into an unoccupied house shortly after 8 p.m.
Apparently, the suspect was traveling northbound on Cambridge Drive and failed to yield to cross traffic. He collided with a car traveling westbound on Fernside Avenue, which spun off the roadway and onto a porch. The homeowners were not present at the time.
The driver of the vehicle that was hit, Nickolas Bianchi, 27 of Alameda, was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger who was traveling with the victim received medical treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect believed responsible is 33-year-old Jose I. Hernandez-alfaro who lives in Richmond. Hernandezalfaro also suffered injuries and he was arrested two days later at Highland Hospital in Oakland.
Hernandezalfaro whose occupation is truck driver was taken into custody on September 8 at 12:55 p.m. He was transported and booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Herandezalfaro remains behind county bars in lieu of $300,000 bond, pending arraignment at the East County Hall of Justice.
He faces two felony charges in connection with the collision on September 6. His first charge is gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. His second charge is for DUI alcohol causing bodily injury.