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Brentwood man is identified as victim in 4th deadly crash at Oceano Dunes this year

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 13:38:31-04

A man from Brentwood was killed Saturday in a crash at the Oceano Dunes.

State Parks officials say it happened just before 7:30 p.m. on June 22 in an area known as Sand Highway 12.

Shawn Josef Imlig, 37, was declared dead at the scene.

State Parks says Imlig was driving an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) at about 10-15 miles per hour toward the edge of a dune when he was struck in the head by a Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV) that had gone airborne as the driver was traveling up the face of the dune.

That driver has been identified as Oscar Renteria Corchado, 34, of Yuba City.

Parks officials say Corchado was going between 20 and 30 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

Corchado was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence causing injury and vehicular manslaughter.

Oscar Renteria Corchado


Imlig’s is the fourth death at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and it comes as the California Coastal Commission is about to consider the future of recreation at the Dunes in a meeting on July 11.

The first death occurred on April 19. Narcissa Lichtman, 44, of San Jose was killed when the vehicle she was riding in went off a dune at 60 miles per hour. One week later, Chor Vang, 34, of Sacramento was killed in an ATV crash. On May 26, Kristopher Mancebo, 24, of Tulare died in a sand buggy crash.

State Parks will be hosting a Dunes Safety Day at the Oceano Dunes SVRA this Saturday, June 29. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the entrance to Sand Highway near bathroom D, between posts 4 and 5. Rangers and lifeguards will be sharing driving and aquatic safety information.