The California Highway Patrol is investigating two separate fatal crashes that occurred Saturday morning.
The first crash occurred near Martinez that left two dead around 6:30 am while the second crash came in near El Sobrante at 11:15 am that left one person dead.
Here are the incidents as reported by CHP:
Two vehicle fatal collision on San Pablo Dam Road near El Sobrante.
This morning (10/2/21) at around 11:15am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a two vehicle collision on San Pablo Dam Road, north of Bear Creek Road. A red Toyota Tacoma, with one occupant, was traveling northbound and a white Honda Civic, with three occupants, was traveling southbound.
It appears the driver of the Honda was driving on the shoulder to pass traffic, lost control of the vehicle, crossed into the northbound lane and collided with the Toyota. The driver of the Honda suffered major injuries, the right front passenger suffered minor injuries and the left rear passenger suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was able to walk away with minor injuries. This collision is still under investigation.
If anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980
Solo vehicle fatality collision on SR-4 near Martinez
This morning (10/2/21) at about 6:35am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a solo vehicle collision on eastbound SR-4, east of Mcewen Road. The vehicle (a blue GMC SUV) was traveling eastbound and left the roadway, went down an embankment and collided with a tree. The driver of the vehicle was seatbelted and suffered minor injuries.
The two passengers of the vehicle were unrestrained and pronounced deceased at the scene. This collision is still under investigation,
if anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980