22-Year-Old Killed on Interstate 680 in Pleasanton

CHP reports fatal accident near Bernal Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 680.

Bay City News Service

A 22-year-old woman was killed in a solo-vehicle accident early this morning at a northbound Interstate Highway 680 on-ramp in Pleasanton, according to a California Highway Patrol officer and the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

Samantha Emslander, from Galt in Sacramento County, was in a convertible with another occupant, that crashed into a ditch on the side of the Bernal Avenue on-ramp around 12:20 a.m., according to CHP and the coroner's bureau.

Emslander was killed in the crash, while the other victim suffered unknown injuries, CHP Officer James Evans.

Evans said the driver reportedly had fallen asleep at the wheel. The incident remains under investigation.

Emslander's Facebook profile lists her as a 2007 graduate of Galt High School and working at Raley Field in Sacramento as a ticket operator.

She also posted she is in the U.S. Air Force.

Her hometown's Galt Herald online newspaper included a brief about Emslander in October 2009 after she graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, according to the article.

Renae Wilber August 28, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Save, you are angry and rightfully so, but making assumptions immediately after someone dies without knowing the facts and posting them here for the grieving family to see is calloused and rude, no matter what your profession.
Pleasanton Mom August 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Save: Please ignore renae like everyone else does. She posts for attention and validation. She's hateful and suffers from envy. She and her family seriously call and consider her "the chosen one". She did the same thing on here after the loss of Michelle Le. It was disgraceful them just as its disgraceful now. How many laws have been passed and lives have been saved as a legacy of those that were lost before they should have been. You see out of such tragedies and from human mistakes can come knowledge You see first hand as a first responder, and i appreciate you pointing out what you thought might have happened so others might learn from this preventable tragedy. If the loss of my loved one had the opportunity to spare others the same fate I would speak openly and loudly. Learning from the tragic loss of life does in no way minimize the sorrow and compassion any of us feel for this young woman or her family. To the family, words cannot ever express the sadness I feel for the loss of your beautiful loved one. I'm am so very sorry for your loss. I also thank you for Samantha's service to our country and an very sorry for the negativity of some of those posting and for their need to turn this tragedy into an avenue to gain attention. Please know these few do not speak for our community and that we all share only the deepest sorrow for your loss.
Pleasanton Mom August 30, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Oh no thou "chosen one". You must stop hurting me like this. I thought you didn't have time for me? Does this mean that I've struck a nerve or said something that is true? I think you are actually the victim thou "chosen one" as you said you are the one being slandered and that you were going to try to have my children taken away from me and that you were going to sue me. How does that make me the victim when you are the one crying about your own words being repeated to you and claiming to be a victim of some strategy to ruin your reputation or make you look a certain way. Have you finally realized that your reputation is exactly what you made it by spewing hate, judgment and by being too good to be around people that are less than you because they don't have money or a home like you do? You know, like those disgusting homeless people that live in campers at some wal-mart that you damn sure don't want near the wal-mart grocery store opening by you. Now thou "chosen one" show some God damn respect for the girl who lost her life and quit trying to hijack this post for your own gain and for attention. You did this when there was an article about Michelle Le and you are attempting to do it now. The only thing you haven't done yet is post a link to your blog which I'm sure is coming because this story is all about you and not about the fact that a family lost a daughter, sister, granddaugter, aunt. Ick.
David Mills August 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Pleasanton Mom and Renae: The personal comments between the two of you have been deleted. Please try to keep your future comments centered on the story you are commenting on... in this case, a 22-year-old who died in a car accident.
Renae Wilber August 31, 2012 at 05:17 AM
You are right David, and I will respect that.


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