CHP Reports 2 Pedestrians Killed in 2 Separate collisions in Contra Costa County

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The California Highway Patrol is reporting that two pedestrians were killed in two separate collisions in Contra Costa County.

On Saturday, at about 9:55pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a collision involving a vehicle vs a pedestrian at Seaview Drive and Shore Road in Bay Point. An Audi sedan struck a pedestrian in the roadway while traveling at a high rate of speed, tragically killing the pedestrian, and then fled the scene into the city of Pittsburg. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the Audi was later located and arrested on multiple felony charges.

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

According to CHP, the initial investigation, it appears the driver of the Audi was traveling at a high rate of speed on the residential street of Seaview and approaching Shore Road, while the pedestrian was in the roadway with fireworks. The Driver of the Audi struck the pedestrian, causing the pedestrian to be thrown into a parked vehicle on Seaview and subsequently killing the pedestrian. And then the driver of the Audi fled the scene. That Driver was later found at a location in Pittsburg (from statements and witness tips) and arrested.

The Driver was also suspected of being under the influence/impaired and arrested and booked for the following charges;

  • 23153(a)VC-DUI causing major injury or death
  • 191.5 PC -Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while intoxicated

CHP says this incident is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980.

2nd Pedestrian fatality

Early this morning at about 12:20am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a collision involving a vehicle vs a pedestrian on I-80 westbound, just east of Willow Avenue. The driver of a Dodge Ram collided with a Buick sedan stopped in the #1 lane on I-80, with the driver out of the Buick and standing within the road, subsequently killing the pedestrian.

The driver of the Dodge was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek for moderate injuries. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of identity of the deceased pedestrian.

It is still unclear as to why the driver of the Buick was stopped within the #1 lane of I-80.

At this time it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor but this incident is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980.