Brawley officer killed in car accident

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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.

7 COMMENTS

  1. My prayers go out to the family and the Brawley Police Department, looks like god took another hero from us. Lets all pray for his loved ones that are suffering his loss. I don’t know the man but even if it was true that he was DUI, he was still a human dedicated to serving the City of Brawley and doing gods work as a Police Officer.

  2. Before you David and Alice want to state your opinions know your facts a known alcoholic ha! He was devoted father of two he worked hard as a detective to get KNOWN gangsters off the streets. He was a MARINE that served this country lets talk about you guys have done. And remember this easily can happen to you so have some sympathy for the grieving family members before you want to state your known facts if he was drunk and u saw him why didnt u do something of course it easier to sit back and judge then take action! I’m sure you never meet MY BROTHER… I assure you, YOU would NOT be talking/writing such non sense.

  3. Being above the law has its disadvantages. Thanks to the Brotherhood he did not have to worry about getting a DUI, speeding ticket, getting arrested. Why hasn’t this been reported? They got to have their meaningless, hero rituals. How about the truth, now, D.R?

  4. That officer was DUI! Falling asleep while driving at 1am. He was a known alcoholic. Cops are not setting examples anymore except to break the laws.

    • The officer was DUI? THAT’S CORRECT ENGLISH HE WAS A KNOWN ALCOHOLIC IF THATS THE TRUTH AND U KNEW THIS INFORMATION MAYBE U SHOULD OF DONE SOME THING INSTEAD OF SITTING BEHIND A COMPUTER AND RELAYING FALSE INFORMATION. THINK THIS OFFICER HAS LEFT 2 KIDS BEHIND THAT ARE ABLE TO READY COMMENTS LIKE THIS.. SO WAS IT A DUI OR FALLING ASLEEP.. GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT. F

  5. There is another vital message he leaves with but the press has such blinding respect for Brawley’s “finest” that it is not reported.

  6. So sad to read this about Brawley’s finest. HE leaves with a tragic but vital message: don’t speed and wear your seat belt.

    Prayers and thoughts to his family

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