John Wheatley, 92, of Castro Valley dies in fatal Monterey County car crash – April 9, 2022

Monterey County car crash death of John Wheatley – Obituary

The motorist who was killed in a fatal rollover automobile wreck that happened north of Ragged Point at Big Sur in early April was identified by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office as John Wheatley, 92, of Castro Valley.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, John Wheatley, 92, of Castro Valley, died in a solo car collision on Highway 1 between Salmon Creek and Soda Springs, roughly 7 miles south of Gorda. Following a report from a bystander late on the afternoon of April 9, various services arrived to the scene.

According to the CHP, Wheatley’s destroyed truck crashed roughly 700 feet over a cliff between Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean, near the intersection of Highway 1 and Gorda Mountain Road.