A fatal vehicle accident shut down Marsh Creek Road in both directions at 3:27 am according to the California Highway Patrol.
At 4:10 am, a SIG ALERT was issued encouraging drivers to take alternate routes. By 4:44 am, limited vehicles were allowed through the scene.
|6:29 AM||25|| 19-S6 RDWY OPEN ALL UNITS 98 EXCEPT 405C STILL OUT W/1185|
Update: 9:23 am
According to the CHP, this morning, a young man of 22 years old, lost his life. He was from Clayton. He was driving a Mercury Mountaineer eastbound on Marsh Creek Road, east of Morgan Territory Road at an unknown speed. It is still unclear why he allowed the vehicle to drift into the westbound lane, travelled off the roadway, and collided with the hillside of a shallow ravine. The Mercury ultimately flipped over and landed on its roof.
The driver, who was not wearing his seatbelt, died at the scene. This traffic collision is pending further investigation. If anyone knows of events leading up to this incident or witnessed the collision, we ask they contact us at 925.978.3918.
This is the same location where a 21 year old motorcyclist from Clayton was killed last Sunday in a solo vehicle traffic collision.
According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, the driver was partially ejected from the vehicle.
Here is a look at the CHP Log:
|5:25 AM||24|| ADV CORDS // FIRE REMOVED 3O MPH SIGN IFO 12360 MARSH CREEK // POST AND SIGN NEED TO BE REPLACED|
|4:44 AM||23|| PES TOW CALLED / WANTED TO CONFIRM BOT – ADVS’D AFFIRM|
|4:41 AM||22|| FOR TMC // DOING LIMITED VEHS THRU SCENE // BUT TO CONT TO USE ALTERNATE ROUTES // S6 CPYS LINE 36|
|4:37 AM||21|| [Rotation Request Comment] ******1039 AMERICAN // SD 215 // 925-682-8122******EVIDENCE TOW|
|4:33 AM||20|| 1039 COCO SO LINE 54|
|4:28 AM||19|| S6 REQ ETA ON 1185 VIA LL|
|4:25 AM||18|| STILL JUST RINGING AT AMERICAN TOW / NEG ANSWER|
|4:25 AM||17|| REQ TO KEEP TRYING AMERICAN TOW|
|4:10 AM||16|| REQ ETA FOR CORONER|
|4:10 AM||15|| ^**ISSUE SIGALERT/TRAVEL ADVISORY** MARSH CREEK RD EAST OF CLAYTON WILL BE CLOSED FOR INVESTIGATION OF A FATAL INJURY ACCIDENT, USE ALT ROUTES TO AVOID DELAYS, NO ETO|
|4:07 AM||14|| PER 404C RDWY WILL BE CLOSED FOR AWHILE // WILL ADV WHEN OPEN|
|4:02 AM||13|| TRIED AMERICAN TOW 5-6 TIMES ON SPEED DIAL AND ALL THE NUMBERS LISTED IN RCARD AND UNDER TOW ROTATION – S6 CPY VIA LL – REQ LOG PRINTED|
|3:50 AM||12|| [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1144-Fatality|
|3:50 AM||11|| LOG TO OFFICE PRINTER FOR TOW COMPLAINT|
|3:48 AM||10|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 PES TOW SD 229 / / 925 757 5657 ————————|
|3:45 AM||9|| [Rotation Request Comment] NO ANSWER AT AMERICAN TOW X 5|
|3:44 AM||8|| PER 19-S6 ROLL THE NEXT ROTATION|
|3:39 AM||7|| NO ANSWER AMERICAN TOW|
|3:37 AM||6|| [Rotation Request Comment] PER S6 START EVIDENCE TOW|
|3:34 AM||5|| ADVS RDWY WILL HAVE TO BE SHUT DOWN|
|3:34 AM||4|| S6: INQ IF CLAYTON PD STARTED 1185R —|
|3:34 AM||3|| UNKN IF OTHER OCCPS IN VEH|
|3:26 AM||2|| RP MADE CONTACT W/ INVD HEAD INJURY|
|3:12 AM||1|| HEARD ONLY|