Driver arrested for fatal accident in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Watsonville Police have made an arrest in regards to a fatal accident that took place back in September. 

According to WPD, on November 22, officers arrested 19-year-old Jesus Castillo for striking and killing a bicyclist at the intersection of Main Street and Auto Center Drive. Investigators determined Castillo was speeding in his car when he hit female bicyclist, Jennie Gervasio on September 11.

Police said Gervasio was killed after she failed to stop at a red light while crossing the street. 


The investigation into a fatal accident is underway in Watsonville.

On Monday at around 6:30 p.m. WPD officers were dispatched to Main Street. Once on scene they found a bicyclist lying in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

According to Watsonville Police, the driver that hit the rider remained on scene and has been cooperative throughout the investigation. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the collision.  

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