Fatal Vehicle Collision

Release Date/Time: 03/18/2022 08:45 PM
Incident: Fatal Vehicle Collision
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 5:55 PM
Location: S. Main St. & Plaza Cir.

On March 17, 2022, at approximately 5:55 pm, the 29-year-old driver turned southbound onto South Main Street from Plaza Circle. A bicyclist, 54-year-old Rodney James Heston, was traveling northbound on the southbound side of the street. The driver and Mr. Heston collided, causing severe injuries to Mr. Heston. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the officers. South Main Street was closed for several hours while we conducted our investigation and processed the scene. Medical staff worked diligently to save Mr. Heston, but he unfortunately died from his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department at 831-758-7321. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call the anonymous tip line at 831-775-4222.

Release Authorized by: Commander Danny Warner
Telephone: 831-758-7250