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Tracy Man Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

Eric Rode Olsen

Eric Rode Olsen

Early Friday morning, 30 year old Eric Rode Olsen was arrested on a vehicular manslaughter charge due to the death of a passenger after losing control of his 3280i BMW and crashing.

Olsen was reportedly involved in a late Thursday night race on the runway of the Tracy Municipal Airport, during which he lost control of his vehicle. After driving through a fence and over a levee, Olsen and his passengers came to a sharp stop at the bottom of the Delta Mendota Canal.

While Olsen and two of his three passengers escaped the car unharmed, the third, a visitor from Europe, was supposedly trapped inside the sunken car.

A while after, Tracy police received a call reporting that a car had crashed into the canal west of the Tracy Airport, and that a passenger was potentially trapped inside.

The California Highway Patrol, Tracy Fire Department, and San Joaquin County dive team could not locate the missing man, whose name has yet to be released.

This individual is to be presumed dead.

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