A man who died in a solo vehicle accident on Mines Road in unincorporated Alameda County on Sunday morning has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as 19-year-old Jon Gullette of Tracy.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Gullette was traveling in a white Ford Mustang in a rural area around 8 a.m. Sunday when he lost control of the car around a curve and careened off a steep hill into trees, where he became trapped.
Other vehicles were traveling with Gullette and stopped after they saw the crash but they couldn’t reach emergency responders because of the lack of cellphone service, CHP Officer Derek Reed said.
Gullette’s friends were able to extricate him from the car and drove to an area with cell service, where they called 911, according to the CHP.
Emergency responders arrived and took Gullette to a trauma center, where he died.
The CHP said alcohol or drugs are not suspected as factors in the crash.