On Friday at approximately 9:32pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a solo vehicle collision on SR-242 northbound at SR-4. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, a 63-year-old female passenger of the vehicle was unconscious and unresponsive.
Life saving procedures were attempted but unsuccessful and tragically the female passenger was declared deceased at the scene. The 20-year-old driver and two children in the backseat (both under 12) and all from the City of Antioch were not injured.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of identity of the deceased female.
Upon further investigation at the scene, it was determined that this was not a collision. While the 20-year-old male driver from Antioch was proceeding northbound on SR-242 and approaching SR-4 in a grey 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, it was determined that a heavy object came crashing through a window of the vehicle and struck the 63-year-old female passenger seated in the right front seat.
The male Driver realized the woman was injured and pulled off the freeway and called 911. The female passenger died at the scene.
At this point, CHP says it is unknown where the object came from and/or how it ended up in the Volkswagen. The cause of this incident is still under investigation.
If anyone witnessed this incident, the events leading up to it, or saw anyone within the immediate area, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980.
CHP should do a better job at providing information. “Object” is not good enough- Was is a rock? A metal rod? Did someone throw this “object” maliciously? Com’on CHP you can do better than that.
I assume more information will be released later. It is probaby still under investigation. I was curious if it occurred under the overpass.
Geezzwhizz, a woman lost her life and you are crying about wording. YNTGFY.
And spelled c’mon wrong. Edgy.
Exactly? What kind of freaking object was it?? Object can mean a lot of things. And was it at a place where this object could have been flung or thrown off the higher freeways and overpasses above? If so the investigation needs to start there and with this so called object. It will lead u back to the suspect for sure.
I know a girl who was a brilliant video graphic artist going to college at UCLA, her future was destroyed when someone threw a tire and wheel off an overpass it landed in her lap through the windshield and she has permanent brain damage.
It was a brick I read on a different news site. The other site said it was a brick thrown off an overpass but doesn’t make sense considering the location. Either way its absolutely horrible those kids and who I am assuming was the daughter had to witness this horrible catastrophic incident.
This has happened in other areas without a fatality. I hope the horrible person that did this caught. There should be cameras there.
How sad. My heart goes out to her family after this very sad loss.
Now if I’m understanding this right, a “heavy object” crashed through a window and ended up inside of a VW, but no one is able to say what the heavy object is?!
Really? At this point what difference does it make what the object was? A 1 pound brick thrown from an overpass through the window of a car travelling at least 65MPH becomes a very heavy object. Perhaps you can have a “Myth Busters” moment, and take a junk car or one you don’t care about wrecking, get it up to 65 MPH on the freeway, and have someone throw or drop from an overpass a 1 pound brick through the windshield, and you “might” be able to see where the brick lands inside the car, if you survive.
I know we are all “cooped up” inside, but don’t ask such stupid questions. Just let the CHP do their job.
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the woman who lost her life. My deepest sympathy to those in the car with her.
Thank you for your kind words !
limited information released. there is a reason for doing that in a homicide investigation. the public does NOT need to know every detail of how the crime was committed.
I am verry sorry to the person that has passed on! As a driver on that hwy almost everyday I would like to know a little more about what kind of object it was? And did it come through the windshield or the passenger window because that will tell alot if it came through the passenger window that is not a accident! If anybody finds out more please post!
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