Just after 5:00 am Sunday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle crash at Lone Tree Way near Anderson Lane in unincorporated Brentwood.
According to preliminary information, the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Lone Tree Way and lost control and slammed into a telephone pole killing the passenger. The first arriving paramedics and fire pronounced the victim deceased on scene.
The driver was transported to a local hospital.
A Pittsburg Police K9 unit was also dispatched to the scene to search for other possible victims in a field or evidence that may have been associated with the scene.
As of 8:00 am, the roadway was still blocked as CHP investigates the crash.
Update per CHP:
CRASH IN BRENTWOOD KILLS PASSENGER : DRIVER ARRESTED-DUI
This morning at about 5:12am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a solo vehicle collision (with two occupants) off the roadway at Lone Tree Way, just east of Adams Lane, in the Brentwood area. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, a Nissan Sentra had veered off the roadway and into a utility pole, causing major damage. Tragically the 23yr old female passenger (from Vallejo) was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 25yr old male driver (from Vallejo) sustained only minor injuries and is suspected of DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. He was 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 23yr old deceased female.
In the initial investigation, it appears the male driver of the Nissan crossed over the solid double yellow lines and then veered back across the lane and drove the Nissan off the roadway to the right shoulder area where he crashed into a large utility pole, causing major damage, and killing his female girlfriend passenger. Officers on scene began a DUI investigation. The male driver was transported to the hospital where Officers followed and while at the hospital, placed the driver (Joseph John Martinez, DOB-8/13/1993) under arrest for suspicion of FELONY DUI, resulting in the death of his passenger.
This incident is another tragic loss of life from ultimately a preventable crash as all suspected driving under the influence crashes are. Driving impaired is always a choice made by the driver, not an accident. This incident is still under investigation and if anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980. Thank you.
|7:58 AM||18|| ETA 20-30 MINS|
|7:58 AM||17|| ON HOLD FOR ETA|
|7:58 AM||16|| 1039 BT|
|7:50 AM||15|| Secondary Location for C19-683C: FOLLOWING VEH BACK TO OFC.|
|6:38 AM||14|| [Notification] [CHP]-19-405C VIA LL REQ IF A UNIT IS AVAIL TO RESPOND TO JACK IN THE BOX AT 2705 HILLCREST // THIS IS WHERE PTY WAS PRIOR TO TC // TO SEE IF ANYONE SAW ANYTHING OR ANY SURVEILLANCE TO SEE HOW MANY PTYS IN VEH OR IF THEY RECALL ANYTHING ABOUT IT [Shared]|
|6:25 AM||13|| REQ FIRE RE-RESPOND CORONER NEEDS ASSIST / 1039 FIRE|
|6:10 AM||12|| [Notification] [CHP]-1039 PGE // WILL CB W/ TICKET # AND ETA [Shared]|
|5:36 AM||11|| [Rotation Request Comment] ++ 1039 OLIVERS TOW // EVIDENCE // 800 696 9609 ++|
|5:28 AM||10|| CCSO CB PITPD K9 IS ENRT // ETA IS DRIVE TIME FRM PIT STATION|
|5:27 AM||9|| 1039 MARTINEZ NEG K9|
|5:26 AM||8|| 1039 BRENTWOOD NEG K9|
|5:26 AM||7|| 1039 SO THEY WILL CALL US BACK AND ADVISE IF AVAILABLE|
|5:24 AM||6|| 404C 1097|
|5:20 AM||5|| [Notification] [CHP]-COCO FIRE REQ ETA [Shared]|
|5:12 AM||4|| [Appended, 05:13:04]  COCO HAS FIRE and 1141 ENRT|
|5:12 AM||3|| [Appended, 05:13:04]  UNK VEHS INVD // UNK IF BLKG|
|5:12 AM||2|| VEH INTO POLE W/ MEDICAL NEEDED|
|5:11 AM||1|| [Appended, 05:13:04]  XFER’D FROM COCO FIRE|