Updated: Alcohol May Have Played Role in Fatal Crash on Byron Highway Involving Discovery Bay Man

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At 11:37 pm, East Contra Costa Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle accident at Marsh Creek Road near State Route 4 in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

According to Battalion Chief Jeff Burris, one patient was pronounced at scene. Second patient refused medical treatment.

Engine 59 arrived on scene to find the two vehicle accident with one vehicle striking a power pole. A second vehicle was located out in a field.

According to CHP, the incident shut down the roadway in both directions just after midnight and re-opened 2:13 am.

The crash is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, no further details were released.

Updated Per CHP

FATAL 2 Car Crash on Marsh Creek Road

 

Byron, Ca. –Saturday night at about 11:30pm, Contra Costa CHP received a call of a two car crash at Marsh Creek Road just west of Byron Highway.  Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, a black Volkswagen GTI (driven by a 21 yr old male from Discovery Bay) driving east had collided a brown Toyota Tacoma truck (driven by a 47 yr old female from Oakley), also driving east. The Volkswagen overturned across the road and collided with a wooden power pole.  The Toyota left the roadway but stayed on its wheels and ended up in a dirt field.

The male driver of the Volkswagen was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female driver only sustained minor injuries. The initial investigation indicates the male driving the Volkswagen was driving at unsafe speeds above the posted speed limit.  While approaching the Toyota, the Volkswagen clipped the back of it, causing the Toyota driver to lose control across the roadway into a dirt field. From the impact, the Volkswagen was propelled into the air, overturned, and struck the power pole.

In the initial investigation, it appears speed and alcohol may have been a factor in this crash. If anyone has information regarding this or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP at (925) 646-4980.

Here is the CHP Log:

Detail Information
4:24 AM 31 [85] 19-R3 1097 TOW YARD
3:52 AM 30 [83] Secondary Location for 19-R3: ENRT TOW YARD.
3:32 AM 29 [80] LL 1185
3:32 AM 28 [79] 19-S7 GET ETA FRM AMERICAN TOW FOR 2ND 1185 EVIDENCE TOW
3:12 AM 27 [78] C19-404C 1097
2:13 AM 26 [71] ^***CANCEL SIGALERT***ALL LANES OPEN.
2:12 AM 25 [70] 19-S7 BOTH LANES ARE OPEN
1:59 AM 24 [69] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 AMERICA TOW CNCD 800-794-8122 // SD 215 WITH TWO
1:53 AM 23 [67] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT***THE WB SHOULDER AND LANES ARE STILL CLOSED.
1:53 AM 22 [66] 19-S7 VIA LL START EVIDENCE TOW FOR BOTH VEHS FOR NOW, WILL CONFIRM WITH 404C
1:51 AM 21 [64] 19-S7 WILL WAIT 25 MIN TO OPEN UP SHOULDER, STILL GETTING MEASURMENTS FOR SAFETY
1:39 AM 20 [62] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT***THE WB SHOULDER IS NOW OPEN FOR TRAFFIC.
1:32 AM 19 [57] 19-S9 VIA LL ADVS LANES STILL SHUTDOWN, UNK ETO, ARE GOING TO TRY TO OPEN THE SHOULDER, WILL ADVS
1:24 AM 18 [54] 1039 FIRE
1:24 AM 17 [53] C19-404C START FIRE BACK OUT, NEED HELP REMOVEING DOOR OFF VEH
12:41 AM 16 [46] 19-S9 INQ STATUS OF SIG ALERT VIA LL
12:37 AM 15 [43] PGE WIL CB WIT ETA // ADV LOG NUMBER
12:35 AM 14 [41] PER 19-S9 VIA LL : REQ SIG ALERT – RDWY CLOSED : UNK ETO : 1023 FOR CORONERS
12:23 AM 13 [36] CORONER ADVS ETA APPROX 40 MIN
12:22 AM 12 [35] 1039 CORONER VIA LLWITH 19-S7
12:20 AM 11 [32] C19-404C ADVS PGandE WOODEN POWER POLE DAMAGE
12:13 AM 10 [28] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT***MARSH CREEK RD/BYRON HWY, EB AND WB LANES CLOSED, UNKNOWN ETO.
12:09 AM 9 [23] 1039 DOTCC
12:08 AM 8 [22] C19-404C 1097
12:04 AM 7 [21] 19-R3 1097 EB AND WB LANES SHUTDOWN
12:03 AM 6 [20] C19-404C WILL LIKELY NEED EVIDENCE TOW // HOLD IN LOG UNTIL S7 OR S9 APPROVE
12:01 AM 5 [17] NO LL W/ FIRE // MAPPED OUT 19-404C and THEY CPY THX
12:00 AM 4 [15] 19-R3 CPY UNK ETA AT CAMINO DIABLO X VASCO NOW
11:37 PM 3 [8] 1039 COCO 1141
11:36 PM 2 [5] MARSH CREEK JSO BYRON – PER PSBY 1097
11:36 PM 1 [4] 1125 GLASS IN RDWY

 

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  1. According to the County, this occurred in the Discovery Bay area, not Byron.

    Prayers go out to the accident victims.

  2. Christine, and your assumption is based on what? Sorry to inform you that Discovery Bay is not Byron (never was) and Byron is not Discovery Bay (never was). They are two separate communities with one being a CDP (census designated place) and the other being a Independent Special District/Town (CSD).

    You might was to call the County, or the Town of Discovery Bay. Don’t try calling “Byron” because there is no one to call, no office, no governmental designation. Byron is unincorporated. That means they are the unincorporated Contra Costa County and listed as a census designated place (CDP).

    I’m guessing civics is not your strong point.

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