At 2:17 am Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a solo vehicle crash on Byron Highway off Brentwood Blvd in unincorporated Brentwood.
Upon arrival, Engine 59 located the crash and stated one patient was deceased.
No further information was readily available.
Update per CHP
DUI Driver crashes & kills his passenger in Brentwood
Early this morning at about 2:17am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a vehicle into a traffic signal pole at Byron Highway and Brentwood Blvd. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, tragically the passenger was killed and the male driver had sustained minor injuries. The vehicle damage from striking the pole was massive and the vehicle was split in half.
In the initial investigation, it appears that the male driver, 25yr old from Brentwood, was driving his 2007 Dodge Magnum at a high rate of speed and drove off the roadway and crashed directly into the traffic signal pole at the intersection of Byron Highway and Brentwood Blvd. The crash split the Dodge in half. His passenger, unidentified adult male, was ejected and died on scene. The driver was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. He was also investigated for DUI and subsequently arrested for 2 FELONY DUI charges and VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER for killing his passenger. Upon his release from the hospital, he was booked into the Martinez County detention facility this morning.
This is another tragic and senseless DUI collision. This collision is still under investigation and if anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980. Thank you.
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|3:19 AM||11|| [Notification] [CHP]-CCSO VIA LL POLE NOT A CORDS HANDLE– WILL BE PGE — CALL HAS ALREADY BEEN STARTED PER CCSO FOR POLE— NEG ETA AT THIS TIME WILL CB WHEN THEY GET UPDATE [Shared]|
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|2:55 AM||9|| 683C CPYS VIA LL – THIS WOULD BE CORDS / POLE #4442*|
|2:52 AM||8|| [Notification] [CHP]-COCO FIRE LL – THEIR ENGINE 1097 IS REQ’G CHP START CALTRANS TO INSPECT A LIGHT POLE (UNK #) THAT VEH HIT – NFI AND DISC’D – INQ IF UNIT 1097 CAN GET POLE # AND IF ITS CALTRANS OR PGandE NEEDED? [Shared]|
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|2:34 AM||5|| [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1144-Fatality by CHP [Shared]|
|2:21 AM||4|| [Appended, 02:21:56]  XFR TO FIRE|
|2:21 AM||3|| [Appended, 02:21:56]  DRIVER OO VEH // RP ADV CANNOT FIND PASSENGER|
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