Union City Marine Recently Home From Afghanistan Identified as Motorcyclist Killed in Suspected DUI Crash

Andrew Silva, 23, was killed yesterday morning when a suspect drunken driver allegedly fleeing from police struck him

By Bay City News—

A motorcyclist who was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver in Fremont early yesterday morning has been identified as a 23-year-old U.S. Marine who recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, authorities said.

[Related article: UPDATE: Police Investigating Possible Drunken Driving Crash …]
Andrew Silva of Union City was killed on his motorcycle when a suspected drunken driver in a Mini Cooper speeding on Fremont Boulevard struck him early this morning, according to police and an Alameda County coroner's deputy.

[Related article: Emeryville Man Arrested in Suspected DUI Crash That Killed…]

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Silva was a U.S. Marine lance corporal who recently returned from serving in Afghanistan, the coroner's deputy said. Police began pursuing the driver, Alexander Yohn, 23, after an employee at a Fremont Taco Bell drive-thru reported him as being belligerent and possibly under the influence around 1:10 a.m., Bosques said.
Yohn, an Emeryville resident, was driving at a high speed and refused to stop, Bosques said. The suspect hit Silva, then crashed into a utility pole and fence, according to Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques. The Mini Cooper burst into flames at the intersection of Fremont Boulevard and Decoto Road near a bank, Bosques said.
She said Yohn fled ran to a nearby field, but police caught and arrested him.
Autumn Johnson April 01, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Funeral Services for Union City Marine Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/funeral-services-for-union-city-marine-killed-by-suspected-drunken-driver
Zinn April 02, 2014 at 10:05 AM
A fair/thoughtful post Khandrola. Take Joe Citizen for what he is-a cyber bully. His threatening insults mean nothing. Just another loser out in cyberspace.. And let's not forget the important part to this story, a young american who fought for his country, losing his life at the hands of a drunk driver.
Joe Citizen April 02, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Oh how nice of Zinn to suddenly care about his death, good on you for that. I'm no bully Zinn, I'm a speaker of truth! Funny you play the victim now but when originally posting your filth you were so confident and sure of yourself. A bully does mean things and picks on others because they are weak and helpless, you and the other moap spouted off a worthless opinion and got verbally throttled for it. People don't like bullies Zinn, and yet the large majority of people who read this article agreed with me and my view of you both. Stop playing the victim Zinn and just remove your head from that dark region you normally store it in.
Autumn Johnson April 02, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Congressman Honors Life of Union City Marine Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver http://unioncity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/congressman-honors-life-of-union-city-marine-killed-by-suspected-drunken-driver


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