At 10:14 pm Monday, the Brentwood Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle on Brentwood Blvd at Harvest Park Drive in the City of Brentwood.
Upon arrival, the male pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.
The roadway was shutdown in the southbound direction of Brentwood Blvd. at Balfour and police are investigating the incident. The vehicle that struck the male was located two blocks away in the Ace Hardware parking lot with the driver still at his vehicle.
No other information was available as of 11:30 pm.
Update: Brentwood Police Official Press Release
Last night at around 10:15 PM, Brentwood officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Brentwood Blvd, near Harvest Park Dr.
What our investigation is revealing at this time, is that the driver, a 31 year old Brentwood resident, was driving his vehicle south on Brentwood Bl. in the number two lane. He slowed for what he perceived to be a dark colored tarp in the roadway which he could not avoid and ultimately ran over. Sadly, Timothy Faulk a 63 year-old resident from Berkley, CA was underneath the tarp which was later identified to be a gray and black sleeping bag.
The driver immediately pulled over, remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. The driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Prior to police arriving to the scene, a witness reported a second vehicle, described as a white or silver pickup truck, also traveling south on Brentwood Bl. strike Faulk again. This vehicle continued south on Brentwood Bl. This vehicle and driver remain outstanding at this time and the police are asking for the public’s assistance if they have any information about this second vehicle and driver.
Faulk was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel and his body was turned over to the Contra Costa Sheriff Coroner’s Office. Southbound Brentwood Bl. was closed for approximately 5 hours due to the investigation.
We are still investigating and trying to determine why Faulk was under a sleeping bag on Brentwood Bl. If anyone had contact with Faulk earlier in the day or night or has information about the second vehicle and driver, please contact the Traffic Safety Unit at the Brentwood Police Department at 925-634-6911.