Man Dead after Head-On Collision near Spreckels Boulevard

MONTEREY COUNTY, CA (August 17, 2022) – Saturday evening, Daniel John Wetle was arrested following a fatal DUI crash on Highway 68.

The incident happened around 6:10 p.m., near Spreckels Boulevard on August 13th.

Per reports, Wetle was driving a westbound black 2022 BMW and crossed the center divider into eastbound lanes. There, the BMW struck an oncoming red 2017 Toyota Camry head-on.

Medics arrived and pronounced the 48-year-old male Camry driver, from Salinas dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics transported his passenger to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Following preliminary investigations, officers arrested 40-year-old Daniel John Wetle, of Marina for suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the deceased victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

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