At 12:30 pm Tuesday, the Antioch Police Department responded to the area of Somersville Road at Highway 4 on a report of a multiple vehicle crash in the City of Antioch.
The incident shutdown the roadway as police and firefighters worked the incident. A medical helicopter was also requested, however, it was later cancelled.
According to preliminary information, 1 person has died on scene while 3 others were injured.
No other information has been provided by Antioch Police and the roadway is expected to be impacted for several hours.
Information by Antioch Police (6:42 pm)
DECEASED: 68-year-old female(Passenger, Vehicle 1)
- 78-year-old male from Antioch (Driver, Vehicle 1)
- 56-year-old female from Antioch (Passenger, Vehicle 1)
- 22-year-old female from Antioch (Driver, Vehicle 2)
- 40-year-old Male from Antioch (Driver, Vehicle 3)
On May25,2021, at 12:17pm,Antioch Police Officers were assisting a stranded motorist when they noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, northbound on Somersville Road from Buchanan Road. The vehicle proceeded through the intersection of Delta Fair Boulevard, crossed over the center median and collided head on into a vehicle travelling south on Somersville Road.
The force of the collision caused the responsible vehicle to collide into a second vehicle traveling south.
The driver, a 73-year-old male from Antioch, was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. His passenger, a 68-year-old female from Antioch was pronounced deceased at the scene. A third passenger, 56-year-old female from Antioch, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The drivers of the two victim vehicles were transported to local hospitals and later released with minor injuries.
The Antioch Police Department Traffic Division took over the investigation. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this investigation.
Names of the drivers are being withheld at this time until proper notifications are made to the next of kin.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH
Accident No. 2
In a separate incident at 12:50 pm Tuesday, firefighters responded to Highway 4 at Somersville on the freeway. This incident impacted lanes no. 4 & no. 5. Three injured, however, 2 were minor.
Here is the CHP log on that incident.
|1:52 PM||20|| ^ALL LANES OPEN|
|1:48 PM||19|| 1039 DOT-CC|
|1:14 PM||18|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 AandM TOW 925-754-2500|
|1:12 PM||17|| 19-404 VIA LL 1185 FOR BLK BMW|
|1:10 PM||16|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 PES 925-757-5657|
|1:09 PM||15|| A19-683A REQ 1185 FOR RED SD|
|1:07 PM||14|| [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1181-Trfc Collision-Minor Inj by CHP [Shared]|
|1:04 PM||13|| A19-404A 2 VEH 1181|
|1:03 PM||12|| 1039 DOT-CC|
|1:01 PM||11|| A19-683A REQ SIGALERT|
|1:01 PM||10|| A19-683A OFR CLOSURE IS CREATING TRAFFIC|
|1:00 PM||9|| A19-404A LNS 4 AND 5 BLKD|
|1:00 PM||8|| A19-404A APPEARS MORE LNS BLKD|
|12:58 PM||7|| 1039 COCO SO|
|12:58 PM||6|| A19-404A WB JEO TA L ST / #5 LN BLKD|
|12:54 PM||5|| 19-683 INQ IF INV PTYS ABLE TO MOVE OO RDWY|
|12:52 PM||4|| TOYT HIGHLANDER VS BMW VS HOND VS UNK|
|12:50 PM||3|| [Appended, 12:52:50]  VEHS BLKG SLOW LN|
|12:50 PM||2|| 4 VEH IN #1 LN|
|12:50 PM||1|| [Appended, 12:52:50]  BLK BMW 325I VS BUR MAZD 323 VS WHI TOYT HIGHLANDER VS SIL HOND CRV|