The Pittsburg Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday morning at approximately 11:00 am at the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway and E 14th Street in the City of Pittsburg.
Contra Costa County Fire was dispatched to a report of a vehicle vs. pole with the driver unconscious.
According to police, When officers arrived, they found a pickup truck pulling a trailer had collided with a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle was suffering from head trauma and immediately transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Impairment nor distracted driving appeared to be a factor in the cause of the collision at this time.
Police said it was determined the driver of the vehicle was traveling east on Pittsburg / Antioch Highway. For unknown reasons at this time, the vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with a utility pole located on the south shoulder of the roadway. The identification of the driver is being withheld pending notification to the family.
This investigation remains active and officers are examining the city’s video surveillance system that may have captured the incident. The Pittsburg Police Department asks anyone with additional information to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department Tip-Line at 925-252-4040.
The roadway for Pittsburg / Antioch Highway is open for traffic.