The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred just after midnight on westbound Highway 4 near Loveridge in the City of Pittsburg.
The incident prompted a SIGALERT at 12:30 am Thursday with all westbound lanes closed with traffic being diverted off Loveridge. As of 1:30 am, CALTRANS was setting up a hard closure.
According to preliminary reports, this was a multiple fatality crash which was the result of a wrong-way, head-on crash.
3:51 am UPDATE
CHP spokesperson Adam Lane confirmed five people were killed in this crash, including three juveniles.
The crash occurred just after midnight when a Hyundai, which was occupied by an adult driver and three juveniles, was traveling eastbound on westbound lanes of traffic on Highway 4 near Loveridge when it struck a Ford SUV traveling westbound. The Ford SUV was occupied by an adult driver.
No other information was released as the crash is still under investigation.
4:00 am: All lanes now open
7:58 AM: CHP STATEMENT: Wrong way driver on SR-4 results in fatal crash
Early this morning (11/17/22), at about 12:10am, CHP Contra Costa was advised of a wrong way driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of SR-4 near Railroad Avenue. The wrong way vehicle (Hyundai Elantra) continued eastbound in the westbound lanes and collided head on into a Ford Flex traveling in the westbound lanes of SR-4, west of Loveridge Road. Both vehicles sustained major damage and came to rest within the westbound lanes.
The driver and sole occupant of the Ford sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The Hyundai was occupied by one adult driver and three juvenile passengers, all occupants sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, it is undetermined if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor.
This incident is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this crash, the wrong way vehicle prior to the crash, or the events leading up to the crash, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980.
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|3:59 AM||37|| ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** ROADWAY OPEN|
|3:59 AM||36|| TASK 19-405C TMCGG , * ALL LANES OPEN / CANCEL SIG ALERT *|
|3:59 AM||35|| C19-405C — ALL LANES OPEN —|
|3:57 AM||34|| 144 DONE / LN TUCKER AND 3 JOHN DOE CHILDREN|
|3:55 AM||33|| Secondary Location for C19-180C: FOLLOWING THE 1185R TO OLIVERS.|
|3:50 AM||32|| 19-S4 – #3, #4 AND THE LOVERIDGE ONR ARE OPEN ( #1 AND #2 REMAIN CLOSED )|
|3:31 AM||31|| ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** LANES 3-4 ARE OPEN ALONG WITH LOVERIDGE ONR. LANES 1-2 REMAIN CLOSED. NO ETO.|
|3:30 AM||30|| C19-404C 404C – LOVERIDGE ONR TO WB 4 IS OPEN|
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|3:25 AM||28|| 19-S4 S4 – REQ CALTRANS PICK UP THEIR CLOSURE|
|1:30 AM||27|| C19-683C CALTRANS IS 1097 SETTING UP A HARD CLOSURE|
|12:48 AM||26|| CAL TRANS JUST DISC’D ON ME|
|12:46 AM||25|| I ADVS CAL TRANS WHATEVER THEY NORMALLY BRING – THIS ISN’T A NEW THING / CAL TRANS CPYS BUT REQ TO INQ|
|12:46 AM||24|| [Notification] [CHP]-CAL TRANS IS LL INQ ON WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO BRING FOR THE HARD CLOSURE? [Shared]|
|12:45 AM||23|| ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** ALL WB LANES REMAIN CLOSED. TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED OFF TO LOVERIDGE. LOVERIDGE ONR IS CLOSED. TRAFFIC CAN RE-ENTR FWY AT RAILROAD ONR.|
|12:44 AM||22|| 1039 CORONER – COPIES S4’S PHONE #|
|12:43 AM||21|| 19-S4 S4 – REQ CORONER / CAN ACCESS FROM LOVERIDGE ONR|
|12:42 AM||20|| 405C – UPDATE TO LINE 61/62 – JUST GOT THE TRAFFIC CLEARED THAT WAS STUCK JWO CLOSURE BUT ALL THE LANES ARE NOW BLOCKED —————–|
|12:37 AM||19|| ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** #1 LANE IS OPEN. ALL OTHER LANES REMAIN CLOSED.|
|12:36 AM||18|| ** #1 LANE IS OPEN **|
|12:30 AM||17|| ^**UPDATE SIGALERT** ALL WB LANES REMAIN CLOSED. TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED OFF TO LOVERIDGE. LOVERIDGE ONR IS CLOSED. TRAFFIC CAN RE-ENTR FWY AT RAILROAD ONR.|
|12:29 AM||16|| M1 AVAIL TO ROLL 1185 EVIDENCE IF NEEDED|
|12:29 AM||15|| PITTS BLOCKING THE LOVERIDGE ONR – 2X TAKING THE OFF|
|12:27 AM||14|| AND HARD CLOSURE JEO LOVERIDGE|
|12:27 AM||13|| 404C – DIVERT ALL TRAFFIC OFF AT LOVERIDGE OFF AND BLOCK THE LOVERIDGE ON|
|12:24 AM||12|| S4 – PLS ADVISE SOLANO AND OAKLAND OF TC AND ASK IF THEY CAN ASSIST WITH COVERAGE IF ANYTHING COMES UP|
|12:21 AM||11|| 683C HAS A BREAK FROM SOMERSVILLE|
|12:17 AM||10|| ^**ISSUE SIGALERT** ALL LANES ARE CLOSED DUE TO COLLISION. EXPECT DELAYS. NO ETO.|
|12:17 AM||9|| 1039 DOTCC|
|12:17 AM||8|| [Notification] [CHP]-COCO SO LL – THERES A PITTSBURG UNIT 1097 and COCO SO ENRT FRM LOVERRIDGE W/ TFFC BREAK FOR THIS TC [Shared]|
|12:16 AM||7|| START CALTRANS TO ASSIST W/HARD CLOSURE|
|12:16 AM||6|| 1039 AIR CPYS LOG // A37 IS 1010 AND NEG HELO FOR MEDICAL TRANSPORT|
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|12:14 AM||3|| [Appended, 00:14:50]  2 VEHS BLKG 1 AND 2 LN|
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