Driver killed on UC Berkeley campus after tree falls on vehicle


A driver was killed on campus when a eucalyptus tree fell on his vehicle Sunday afternoon, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

At 3:48 p.m., a eucalyptus tree fell on Gayley Road and crushed a car, according to UCPD Sgt. Thomas Wing. Wing confirmed that the single occupant of the vehicle was killed, but was not able to provide further information at this time.

The driver’s identity was confirmed to be 32-year-old Novato resident Alexander Grant by Sgt. April Collins with the Coroner’s Bureau of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

Grant was driving down the driveway from Stern Hall onto Gayley Road when the 250-foot tree crashed into his vehicle, according to a Berkeleyside article. The city arborist was called to remove the tree after the incident.

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