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Fremont Police Department (CA)
Saturday September 30th, 2017 :: 01:24 p.m. PDT
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Traffic Officers arrest 22 year-old suspect in May 2017 (Mother's Day) fatal traffic collision.

On September 22, 2017, Fremont Police Traffic Investigators arrested a 22 year old male for gross vehicular manslaughter. in the May 14, 2017, fatal traffic collision that killed a high school student. 

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m., 18 year old Shane Marcelino and her mother were stopped in their Toyota Yaris, on Fremont Blvd. in the left turn lane at Darwin Dr.  Shane’s mother had just picked her up from the Logan High School prom and they were returning home. 

Robert Carroll, a 22 year old, was driving a Chevy Malibu north bound on Fremont Blvd. and was approaching the intersection of Darwin Dr.  As Shane’s mother turned left into the intersection, Carroll's vehicle traveling north on Fremont Blvd. collided with them.  Fremont Police, Fremont Fire, and Paramedics Plus personnel responded to the scene.  Shane succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her mother was transported to a trauma center with serious injuries.

The Fremont Police Traffic Division was called out and took over the investigation.  At the conclusion of the investigation it was determined that Shane's mother had a green signal light and Robert Carroll ran the red-light.  At the time of the collision, Robert Carroll was traveling at over 100 mph north bound on Fremont Blvd. Evidence also determined Robert Carroll was driving while intoxicated.  

The case was presented to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Robert Carroll was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing injury, all of which are felonies.  A $200,000, warrant was issued for Robert Carroll’s arrest.  On Sept. 22, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers from the Fremont Police Traffic Division and Special Investigation’s Unit located Robert Carroll in Hollister, California and took him into custody without incident. Robert Carroll was transported to the Fremont Jail where he was booked and later transferred to Santa Rita Jail.  

Shane Marcelino was an 18 year old high school senior who had just attended her high school prom to celebrate her high school years.  This was the beginning of her adult life, but tragically she was killed by a drunk driver on Mother’s Day.  

CONTACT: 

Traffic Sergeant Daniel O’Connell #2436

Phone: (510) 790-6763

Media only: 510-790-6800 x 3 (request via Dispatch) 

Email: doconnell@fremont.gov 

Address/Location
Fremont Police Department (CA)
2000 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-790-6800

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