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Brentwood: 16-Year-Old Killed in Crash on Sellers Avenue

by ECT

At 5:35 pm Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a vehicle crash in the 4500 block of Sellers Avenue in unincorporated Brentwood.

AMR arrived on scene and reported at least 3 patients needing treatment. A second AMR unit was requested and shortly after, Battalion 5 requested a medical helicopter and requested additional units for a vehicle extrication.

By 5:55 pm, Battalion 5 requested a 2nd medical helicopter to the scene while confirming at least one fatality in the incident.  A medical helicopter was landing at Sunset Park

CHP Update: HEAD ON FATALITY CRASH on SELLERS AVENUE

This evening at approximately 5:35pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a two vehicle head-on collision on Sellers Avenue, just south of Delta Road. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, the male driver of a 2015 Acura sedan (16yrs old from Brentwood) was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. His passenger (a 15yr old male) suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. The other vehicle involved was a 2003 Ford pickup truck and the solo male driver (19yrs old from Discovery Bay) suffered serious injury and was also transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of identity of the deceased male driver of the Acura.

In our initial investigation, it appears the male driver of the Acura was traveling southbound on Sellers Avenue, just south of Delta Road. For unknown reasons at this time, the driver of he Acura veered across the solid double yellow lines and into the northbound lane of Sellers, directly into the path of the oncoming Ford pickup truck, and a head-on collision occurred. Subsequently the driver of the Acura was killed, the passenger of the Acura suffered life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the Ford pickup truck suffered major injuries as well.

At this time it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision but this incident is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it and have not already spoken to CHP, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980. Thank you.

Detail Information
5:42 PM 7 [18] 1039 COCO 1141 THEY STARTED HELO FOR MEDIVAC
5:41 PM 6 [15] 1039 COCO FIRE COPIES LINE 10 AND 13
5:41 PM 5 [14] B19-405B 97 SELLERS JSO DELTA BLKG ALL LNS
5:40 PM 4 [12] 1039 COCO FIRE
5:38 PM 3 [7] DEBRIS IS IN ALL LNS OF TRFC
5:38 PM 2 [6] [Notification] [CHP]-FORD F150 VS ACUR / 1 PERSON OO TK AND TRYING TO GET PTYS OO ACUR / APPEARS HEAD ON AND ENGINE IS COMPLETELY OO ACUR [Shared]
5:37 PM 1 [5] RP IS GOING TO TELL HER HUSBAND THAT IS 1097 WITH TC TO CALL IN

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10 comments

Cathy Daniel Jun 16, 2021 - 7:11 pm

I wish I knew what OO and the other acronyms meant. Very sad. Let’s hope people don’t start blaming. I hate the blaming

Troy McClure Jun 17, 2021 - 8:52 am

And that’s why I stay off those 2 lane roads. All it takes is for one person to check their phone, doze off, or just get distracted to end it all. So sad.

Dawn G Jun 17, 2021 - 2:29 pm

And you are a complete and utter JERK
The families and friends don’t need your negative thoughts and speculation on why this tragedy has happened you ever think maybe something happened to his vehicle and he was frantically trying to gain control and yes that is speculation on my part but at least it’s not rubbing salt in to their loved ones open wound

kyle Jun 17, 2021 - 3:48 pm

The person who passed away I wont say but he was a close friend of mine all the way from elementary school and it breaks my heart to see him pass.

M's Aunt Jun 17, 2021 - 9:54 pm

Thank you Kyle. It means a lot to hear from his friends.

John Jun 18, 2021 - 9:14 am

There are many accidents at this location because the roadway has a severe dip and is very uneven. The County needs to repair this section of roadway.

DMac Jun 19, 2021 - 4:35 pm

OO means out of. PTYS I believe is parties. RP is reporting party. 97 means on scene, the preceding numbers and letters are EMS identification for specific units on scene. COCO 1141 is Contra Costa County Ambulance. It was a very sad day, and I truly feel bad for the family. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all involved and affected by this tragedy!!!!

Trigger Happy Rancher Jun 19, 2021 - 4:43 pm

Another reason no 16 year old should be given a licence to drive. They don’t have the mental capacity for it. But just try to change the law and car manufacturers will go bonkers. They don’t care who lives or who doesn’t.

Suzanne Lowe Jun 20, 2021 - 3:31 pm

I had the privilege to have met and know this young man a little bit – he was chatty, kind, smart – someone I looked forward to seeing. Such a tragic loss.

Trent Whalen Jun 28, 2021 - 2:50 pm

A total tragedy, without question but this is exactly the case for NOT letting young teenagers drive. They don’t have the experience needed to try to avert a collision like you describe! I am so thankful that our dad made us take basic vehicle mechanics so we know how a vehicle operates and what could go wrong!

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