IMPERIAL – In the early hours of Saturday morning, around 1 a.m., a Brawley police detective, Christian Romualdo, 32, was driving his 1992 Lexus Sedan eastbound on Evans Hewes Highway at a high rate of speed.
For unknown reasons, he allowed his vehicle to drift off the main traveled portion of the roadway and onto the center dirt median. He overcorrected and side skidded across both eastbound lanes, traveling down the right dirt shoulder where he collided with a raised dirt berm located on the south shoulder of Evan Hewes Highway.
The impact caused the car to roll over several times.
Romualdo was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the collision.
He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Investigating Officer Torrez of the CHP said the accident was still under investigation.