A motorcyclist killed Saturday in a suspected drunken driving crash on state Route 94 in Emerald Hills was a father and decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Jason Bullock, 38, died after he crashed into several cars that stopped on eastbound SR-94 at Federal Boulevard, according to the Medical Examiner's office.
The incident started around 3:20 a.m. when a woman crashed her Blue Honda Civic into the center divider, the California Highway Patrol said.
Two rideshare drivers pulled over to help the woman and, minutes later, Bullock on his motorcycle crashed into one of the vehicles and then slammed into the Honda Civic.
The force of the crash sheared off the driver-side door of the Civic and caused it to spin out into traffic lanes, the CHP said.
Bullock was rushed to the hospital where he died.
His girlfriend says he'll be laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetary on July 20 in a full military ceremony.
Bullock spent 13 years in the Navy, including two tours in Afganistan. He will be remembered for his service to his country and much more.
"We all loved his smile, he was funny he was a good dad," his girlfriend Krystle Shannon said. "Him being a father is probably what I am most proud of him."
Bullock is survived by two daughters, 7-year-old Symia and 14-year-old Daisia. With Krystle, they were to begin a new chapter in their lives.
He was an audio engineer by trade and was working on a masters degree. He also belonged to the San Diego Dueces Motorcycle Club and participated in fundraisers and rides.
The driver of the Honda Civic was transported to the hospital with a severe leg injury.
The crash shut down the freeway for part of the early morning. One lane of traffic was eventually opened, but traffic was backed up for miles once daylight hit. CHP fully re-opened the freeway at 10:15 a.m.
CHP said DUI may have been a factor in the collision.