Man who drove into Bay was Livermore resident

A motorist who died after plunging his pickup truck into the Bay Monday afternoon has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as a 43-year-old Livermore man.

Paul Weller barreled down a Treasure Island street before launching his Toyota Tacoma over a seawall and into the water. He later died at San Francisco General Hospital.

Police plan to examine the truck to determine whether the incident was due to mechanical failure.

Witnesses saw the truck speeding down 13th Street near Avenue N at more than 50 mph. The truck plunged into the water at about 1:45 p.m. after hitting a dirt ramp and flying at least 30 feet. Weller appeared to ignore firefighters, who were yelling for him to roll down his window.

Firefighters broke one of the truck’s windows and pulled Weller, who was unconscious, from water at about 2:10 p.m., according to fire Lt. Ken Smith.

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a separate investigation to determine whether the incident caused pollution to the Bay.
 

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