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