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CHP: DUI Driver Arrested in Double Pedestrian Fatality on Byron Highway in Brentwood

by ECT

At approximently 11:14 pm Saturday, the CHP responded to a report of a traffic crash on Byron Highway in Contra Costa County that killed two teenagers.

According to CHP, the driver was 18-year-old from Knightsen and the two deceased teenagers were an 18-year-old female from Pittsburg and a 16-year-old male from Oakley.


Last night (9/4/21) at approximately 11:14pm, CHP Contra Costa was advised of a vehicle vs. pedestrians collision at 8321 Byron Hwy. Upon CHP & emergency personnel arrival, two pedestrians had been struck by a vehicle and that vehicle (a 2002 Subaru Impreza), along with the driver (18yr old male from Knightsen), were also located. Tragically both pedestrians were killed as a result of the crash (18yr old female from Pittsburg and 16 year-old-male from Oakley).

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of identities of the deceased pedestrians.

The 18 year-old-driver of the Subaru was investigated for DUI at the scene and subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of Felony DUI driving, resulting in the death of both pedestrians.

The driver was transported to the Martinez detention facility and booked into jail for: FELONY DUI 23153(a)VC and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter 191.5(a)PC.


CHP Log: Location: 8321 Byron Hwy, Contra Costa – Sep 4 2021 11:13PM

: 1144-Fatality
— Sep 4 2021 11:14PM [1] VEH VS PED
— Sep 4 2021 11:15PM [7] 1039 1141
— Sep 4 2021 11:18PM [12] OPEN LINE
— Sep 4 2021 11:18PM [13] VEH VS PED
— Sep 4 2021 11:18PM [14] SEVERAL WIT’S 1097
— Sep 4 2021 11:18PM [16] NEG VIS ON VEH
— Sep 4 2021 11:19PM [18] 1039 1141
— Sep 4 2021 11:55PM [31] 19-S8 REQ OLIVERS FOR EVIDENCE TOW
— Sep 4 2021 11:59PM [33] 1039 19-405C VIA LL LINE 32
— Sep 5 2021 12:56AM [41] C19-405C 19-405C REQ BT / ETA 35
— Sep 5 2021 1:00AM [43] 1039 BT ETA 35 MINS
— Sep 5 2021 2:20AM [47] C19-401C FOLLOWING EVIDENCE TOW
— Sep 5 2021 2:25AM [50] S8 RDWY CLR

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Jaimoe Sep 5, 2021 - 12:34 pm

20 to life and nothing else….
Unless he gets the jab, of course.

Nikki Sep 5, 2021 - 8:28 pm

This is so sad 🙁 Three lives lost and three families ruined. These two young people are gone and will never experience life the way they were intended to and the young driver, he will have to live the rest of his life with that knowledge, a good portion of it behind bars. Such a waste. RIP to the two who were taken from their families. And to the family of the driver, I’m sorry for your “loss” as well. Prayers to all. Oh, and before anyone makes the expected comment of “why were two teenagers walking at almost midnight?” Or “why was a teenager driving at almost midnight?” Let’s not forget, one of the pedestrians was an adult and the minor being in their company made it legal. As was the driver. As unfortunate as the whole nightmare is, the only illegal part was the driver drinking underage and then making the assheaded choice to get behind the wheel. (I may be wrong here, and if I am, my apologies ahead of time….however, I’m sure my point was still made.)

Mike Joe Sep 6, 2021 - 2:43 pm

One of the pedestrians was a teenager. Being 18 (eighTEEN) is just that. The driver was also a teenager being 18. That area is a dark and lonely road and one walks against traffic where you can see a car coming at you and have a chance to spring out of the way. Either way, this was tragic. Never walk in the dark unless you have reflective clothes … or, better yet, don’t walk in the dark at all. Also, do not drink alcohol if you’re underage. Who gave him the booze?

Jack Toffmore Sep 6, 2021 - 6:00 pm

It sounds like a true tragedy all around. The pedestrians were killed and the driver likely permanently ruined his life. It serves him right but is tragic nonetheless

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