Update: 35-Year-Old Man Dies in Highway 4 Fatal Crash in Concord, All Lanes Now Open

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At 8:30 pm Sunday, Contra Costa County firefighters were dispatched to a report a vehicle crash at westbound Highway 4 at Port Chicago Highway in Concord that resulted in one fatality.

It was reported that a vehicle was overturned and had left the freeway.

By 8:37 pm, it was confirmed by CONFIRE that the vehicle left the overpass to the pavement below resulting in a fatality and that another vehicle on Highway 4 had no injuries. The vehicle landed on the Naval Base property.

By 8:57 pm, a SIGALERT was issued for closure of lanes 2,3 and 4 leaving just a single lane open.

By 9:00 pm, a helicopter overhead attempted to assist in searching for additional victims in the field and were unable to locate any other victims.

UPDATE per CHP

FATAL CRASH on HWY-4 TONIGHT IN CONCORD

Tonight at about 8:27pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a two vehicle collision on HWY-4 westbound, just east of Port Chicago Highway, in the city of Concord. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, it was determined that a blue BMW M3 and a silver Toyota Camry collided and then the BMW subsequently went off the roadway and plummeted down onto the Railroad tracks at Kinne Blvd (which is below the highway and next to the old Concord Naval Station). The solo male driver (35yrs old from Oakland) was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of his identity.

In the initial investigation, it appears that the solo male driver of the BMW was traveling on westbound HWY-4 at a reported high rate of speed and for unknown reasons drove into the dirt center median and lost control of the BMW. Then veered across all lanes of traffic towards the right shoulder and subsequently drove off HWY-4 and plummeted down to the railroad tracks below on Kinne Blvd, causing major damage. The driver was ejected and found a distance away from the BMW and was pronounced deceased on scene. The solo male driver of the Toyota Camry was not injured and remained on scene for the investigation.

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

Check back for updates.

Detail Information
10:34 PM 53 [130] 1039 DOTCC
10:33 PM 52 [129] ^***CANCEL SIGALERT*** ALL LANES OPEN
10:31 PM 51 [128] 19-OIC ALL LNS OPEN NOW
10:28 PM 50 [125] 19-OIC OPEN LNS NOW
10:07 PM 49 [123] 1039 DOT-CC
10:05 PM 48 [122] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT*** LANES 1-2 ARE OPEN, 3-4 LANES STILL BLOCKED. UNK ETO.
10:01 PM 47 [121] B19-403B #2 OPEN
9:51 PM 46 [120] C19-180C 1097
9:46 PM 45 [117] PER 19-180B OLIVERS ENRT , ETA DRIVE TIME FRM RCH
9:23 PM 44 [113] 19-683C 1097
9:22 PM 43 [111] [Rotation Request Comment] ( 1039 OLIVERS TOW TO THE MILITARY BASE // 800 696 9609 )
9:17 PM 42 [108] 1039 DOT-CC
9:13 PM 41 [103] [Notification] [CHP]-H32 CPYS REQ FOR FLIGHT CREW INFO – CURRENTLY 10-6 ON GG3411 AND WILL ADVS WHEN CLR [Shared]
9:09 PM 40 [99] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 JOHN MCHUGHS TOWING 925-676-1311
9:08 PM 39 [98] [Rotation Request Comment] 1021 BandD TOW / BO 1021 / SKIPPING
9:04 PM 38 [94] B19-683B START THE 1185 FOR LN 90
9:00 PM 37 [91] B19-683B 1023 ON THE 1185 FOR NOW
8:58 PM 36 [89] B19-404B EVERYTHING EXCEPT #1 SHUT DOWN / VEHS JWO 1020 NEG INV / 2 VEHS INVD IN TC
8:55 PM 35 [86] 19-S5 1097
8:54 PM 34 [85] 19-S5 REQ SIG ALERT / CPYS LN 82
8:53 PM 33 [84] H32 1097
8:53 PM 32 [83] 1039 DOT-CC
8:53 PM 31 [82] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** WB 4 JEO PCH LANES 2-4 CLOSED DUE TO TRAFFIC COLLISION. UNK ETO AT THIS TIME.
8:47 PM 30 [77] S5 CPYS LN 74 / MAKING WAY DOWN NOW
8:46 PM 29 [76] H32 10-8 ON MAR ETA 9 MIN
8:45 PM 28 [73] 405B 1097 AT THE BOTTOM W/ THE VEH / FIRE ALSO 1097
8:42 PM 27 [65] 1039 ARROWHEAD TO 1022 / BOT
8:40 PM 26 [63] 19-S5 1097 ON FRWY
8:40 PM 25 [61] PER S5 1022 THE 1185 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
8:40 PM 24 [60] 405B ATT TO GET DOWN TO VEH
8:39 PM 23 [58] 404B FIRE 1097 W/ VEH ON KINNE
8:37 PM 22 [46] B19-404B VEH IS UNDERNEATH THE FRWY / LOOKING FOR ACCESS PT FOR FIRE
8:36 PM 21 [45] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ARROWHEAD TOW 925-634-8600
8:36 PM 20 [51] [Appended, 20:38:53] [3] UNKN TYPE SEDAN WITH DOOR OPEN
8:36 PM 19 [50] [Appended, 20:38:53] [2] BLKG MIDDLE LANE
8:36 PM 18 [49] [Appended, 20:38:53] [1] SOLO VEH
8:35 PM 17 [44] B19-683B #3 and 4 BLKD
8:35 PM 16 [43] B19-404B 1097
8:35 PM 15 [42] B19-683B 1097 #4 LN BLKD
8:34 PM 14 [33] CORR LN 32 PER 19-683B
8:33 PM 13 [32] B19-405B WB JEO PCH / START 1185
8:32 PM 12 [38] [Appended, 20:34:26] [4] SUV FLEW AND TUMBLED RHS OF HILL
8:31 PM 11 [37] [Appended, 20:34:26] [3] BLK UNK SUV VS GRY UNK SD
8:31 PM 10 [29] BC LN 3
8:30 PM 9 [27] BC LN 23
8:30 PM 8 [26] BMW HIT TOYT COA IN #2 LN
8:30 PM 7 [19] 1039 1141
8:29 PM 6 [17] [Appended, 20:30:05] [1] BLU SPORTS VEH WHEN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRIDGE AND OT
8:28 PM 5 [8] GRY TOYT CAM IN #3
8:28 PM 4 [7] BLU HYUN SD WENT OFF RDWY ON RHS
8:28 PM 3 [5] BMW SD WENT DOWN RAMP NEAR TRAIN TRACKS
8:28 PM 2 [4] VEH OT WENT OFF FWY TO RHS
8:28 PM 1 [1] 2 VEHS INV

 


15 COMMENTS

  1. Probably two idiots who don’t know how to drive and should never have gotten a DL, if they ever did.

  2. someone died because of a stupid decision to drive reckless and not only did they die because of a stupid decision they left there family to deal with the pain yes it was stupid to drive that careless luckily no innocent drivers were hurt

  3. I turned on the news. It was the 2nd story at the top of the hour, 8am. You never think it’s one of your own… I got a call 1/2 hr later..This time it was. My cousin is gone :'( He was just here. Now he’s gone. 35 years, family, birthdays, holidays, so many pictures we can’t even bear to look at right now….. still in shock. His name was- is Eric Vaughn. I can’t even write anymore………

    • I’m so sorry Trish!!! We were on the freeway and saw the smoke. We pulled over and my husband was the first person to go down and see if the driver was ok. Him and my son found him. They prayed over him and were devastated 🙁 My heart goes out to you!!! It has effected our family and we didn’t even know him.

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