UPDATE: San Bruno Man Killed in Highway 101 Crash After Walking Onto Freeway

The man's car had crashed on the freeway and he was getting out of his car right before he was struck by another vehicle.

The 38-year-old San Bruno who man was killed this morning died after he exited his crashed vehicle, walked onto a northbound lane of U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City and was hit by an oncoming car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tony Edward Reyes was identified as the motorist who died just before 12:30 a.m. on the freeway near Marsh Road and near the city of Menlo Park.

Reyes was headed north on the highway when his Chevrolet Trailblazer skipped off of the fourth and fifth lanes and hit the right-side sound wall.

Reyes then got out of his disabled car and stood in a lane where he was struck by a Jeep Liberty, driven by Romeo Tutop, 31, of San Jose.

The crash remains under investigation, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

A Sig-alert issued on a stretch of the freeway north of Marsh Road at 12:47 a.m. was canceled shortly after 3:30 a.m., according to the CHP.

—Bay City News

Chris Durst September 28, 2012 at 07:25 PM
http://news.pba.com/post/2012/9/28/Former-Tour-Player-Tony-Reyes-Dies-from-Injuries-Suffered-in-Car-Accident.aspx A great loss for the PBA and all the dear friends that Tony had.
Martin Ricard September 28, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Thank you for providing that link. Working on compiling some more information about his background.
Dan F September 29, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Had seen him bowl a number of times on TV. Very sad.
Alicia Walpole September 29, 2012 at 05:36 AM
I am so sad. I knew Tony as a coach and mentor in bowling. In fact, I was just planning on going to see him to get him to fix my bowling balls. He was the best. He had the best reputation. He was always the nicest person. He was a great coach. I am torn up about this and how it happened. This is not how any one should go out. I pray for his wife and baby. I'm sorry for the poor guy who hit him, too. I pray for him to be ok and pray that this was not his fault in any way. Tony will be sorely missed. The bowling world has lost a great man. This is also a cautionary tale for drivers. DON'T GET OUT OF THE CAR ON THE FREEWAY.
Jay Bud September 29, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Kind of eerie, I work right there off Marsh and with my old schedule I would have been getting off work at 1230am and heading North. Would have seen it or possibly been the one to hit him since I'm usually in the slow lane for while before merging over


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