Hecker Pass Crash Victim Identified as Watsonville Man

The man who crashed his car into a tree on Hecker Pass late last week was Vincent Lopez of Watsonville.

The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office has identified the man who .

Lopez was driving on the rural road just before midnight on Thursday when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree, Gilroy police said last week.

Gilroy emergency medical personnel tried to revive Lopez, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene, Sgt. Pedro Espinoza said. 

Crews from the Gilroy Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team stayed on scene throughout the night investigating the incident.

Did you know Vincent? Share any fond memories in the comments section below.

Josie Martinez April 02, 2013 at 01:26 AM
I 'll miss Vincent, even though we didn't see much of each other but when I did it felt like time hasn't passed us by, always with a smile, he had a beautiful Spirit , I'll miss him dearly.... When My family found out Friday we were all sadden, my dad still can't believe it :-( He was Vincent's Little League Coach. Rest in Peace Vincent we love you and will miss you but some day will meet again.
Linda Kester Hamilton April 02, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Vinces first child Bailey (age 12) is my granddaughter. I must say Vince has been the most wonderful provider to his children. I live out if state and couldn't get here fast enough after this devastating news. You will be so very missed. Bailey has your smile.
ricky April 02, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Vince we love and miss you very much. You always made us laugh and feel safe.you ,your family and your beautiful daughters will be in our thoughts. We love you brother vince. The Robles family .Ricky christina jay nayeli mateo
marilyn starr presho April 02, 2013 at 07:16 AM
Vince Lopez was a beautiful spirit. He had so many great qualities and touched many lives in his short time here on earth. Truly one of Gods angels I know we will meet again. Your smile was contagious and your presence will be missed by many. Your family especially those babies and ursula will be in my prayers, all of SEE GRINS RV will miss u!!!! Vince we love u soooo much u will never be forgotten. This world wont be the same without u BROSIE LUV U- STARR
Clyde Cordero April 04, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Vince was my cousin. I saw him with Bailey at the Boardwalk when I was visiting last summer. I wish we spent more time together. I live out of state and won't make it to his memorial but will be there in spirit. God Bless. Clyde Cordero
Carmen Bauer April 04, 2013 at 08:16 PM
I went to school with Vincent. He was always sweet, shy at times but just a good guy overall. I was just talking to friend about him asking her if she has seen Vincent around and that it had been years since I saw him last, well i guess I won't ever get that chance just to say hello and see what he has been up too. God bless you Vincent and all your family, my condolences go out to his fiance, his children and his mom and dad and his siblings. Rest in peace Vincent. Carmen Bauer aka: Millan
isaac j roy February 17, 2014 at 02:32 AM
He was my uncal and my life will never be the same without him i will always remember you :(
Bailey Lopez March 15, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Vincent Lopez was my dad. My family really misses you dad. We all love you and miss you. I hope I see you again some day. Love you dad. From-bailey


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