Update: 17-Year-Old Brentwood Female Dies in Discovery Bay Vehicle Crash

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A young woman is killed Easter morning when her car crashed through a brick wall at the dead end of Winchester loop in the Town Discovery Bay.

CHP is investigating this overnight fatal accident that happened in the private upscale gated community called Lakeshore around 11:45 pm Saturday.

CHP is currently investigating the crash and no further details have been released.

Update by CHP:

FATALITY CRASH IN DISCOVERY BAY

Details regarding a fatality crash in Discovery Bay over the weekend can be found here;

On Saturday night, 4/20/19, at about 11:46pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a solo vehicle collision at the end of Lakeshore Circle in Discovery Bay. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, it was determined that a 2012 Hyundai Sonata was driven through the metal guard rail at the end of Lakeshore Circle and collided into the concrete wall. The solo female driver (17yrs old from was Brentwood) was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of her identity.

In the initial investigation, it appears that the solo female driver of the Hyundai was traveling on Lakeshore Circle towards the end of the roadway. For unknown reasons she drove the Hyundai directly through the metal guard rail and then into the concrete wall. It also appears that the driver’s seatbelt was not utilized. Upon emergency personnel arrival, the driver was pronounced deceased.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs are 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. Thank you.

Photo by Art Ray,  Bay News Video

Detail Information
2:31 AM7[32] 1039 1185 ETA FROM PINOLE//2ND TRUCK HAD TO BE CALLED
2:29 AM6[31] 404C REQ ETA
1:24 AM5[28] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 Olivers Towing RCH 800.696.9609
1:22 AM4[27] 19-S8 FB EVIDENCE TOW
12:17 AM3[24] 405S 1039 CORONER
12:00 AM2[18] [Notification] [CHP]-REQ ETA
11:45 PM1[2] VEH INTO WALL

 


51 COMMENTS

    • Dude shut up, there’s probably family members reading this right now on Easter Sunday, show some common respect moron

  1. This is her aunt, and NO, she was not drunk, assumptions are disgusting! We’ve been crying all day and you just made it worse.

  2. Why are so many people crashing their cars into walls these days? It’s either walls or posts or trees! What gives? When you’re driving, the only thing to concentrate on is YOUR DRIVING! Nothing else! No cell phone, no radios, no passengers! Is that so difficult?

  3. She knocked down most of that wall. How fast was she going? Looks like a speed problem. Maybe our vehicles should be designed to only go up to a certain safe speed. Too many crashes!

  4. We have no idea what happened yet. The autopsy has not been performed. Maybe she just lost control at the curve, maybe she was texting, maybe she fell asleep, maybe she just had an accident or maybe she wasn’t doing what she was supposed to. Either way this was a devastating and very tragic loss for our family and these comments are awful to read so please have some respect and think about how the family feels when responding.

    • My condolences to your family. It’s heartbreaking. Please keep in mind that people speak their minds on the internet, and all comments are at the discretion of the moderator. Perhaps reading the well-written stories (on any site) and not reading the comments is a healthier option. Prayers.

    • I said I felt sorry for the family, the family that lets their 17 year old daughter out at 11:45 at night. It says she is from Brentwood so why would a minor be in discovery bay driving around at 11:45pm?!?! I remember when I was 17 I wasn’t allowed to work that late (by law) and most restaurants or places that minors can work are closed by than. I think there is underlying problems here and there is a lot more to the story. I know for a fact my Daughter is not out at 11:45pm driving around in a neighborhood she doesn’t live in.

      • A family lost their child. She’s gone. So any speculation of what could of happened etc. is really not relevant on a platform in which they are reading. It’s also a gated community so she was likely visiting someone. You can’t just get in there, they check ID etc.

  5. So very sorry to the family and friends. This girl was my daughters TA at Liberty. How ever this happened it doesnt change the fact that many lives will change due to this. Accidents happen and most are preventable but be kind.

  6. May your sweet girl Rest In Peace. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss, it is truly heartbreaking and devastating.

  7. There is no way that this much damage and the resulting fatality would have taken place without the driver hitting the pedal-to-the-metal! Walls are built to withstand most crashes.

  8. Hey! What the hell is a 17 y/o from Brentwood driving in Disco Bay at 11:46pm?!?! Hmmmmm where are the parents

  9. I’m heartbroken for that family. Regardless of how it happened, it devastatingly did.. I cannot imagine the emotional pain they are in, and the long road “ grief “ forces you to travel. She was loved and cherished, and will always be. God rest her young soul.

  10. So sad for the family and friends. It was a Saturday and it’s very typical for a 17 year old to have a 12 or 1230 curfew. It’s odd if your 17 and not aloud out at night. Also I worked at golf n games growing up and who ever said state law says you can’t work at 1149 is sadly mistaken I used to work until 1220am Friday and Saturday. Labor laws allowed it then and I’m pretty sure now to as long as a school night
    So of you need to go back to kindergarten if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.

  11. You sir or madam, are a complete idiot with no knowledge of the situation. I personally know both parents and no one was more involved in her life than them. Please keep your offensive comments to yourself and save your judgment for articles that deserve them, but not this one.

    • On the contrary, I consider myself a great judge of character. I am, however, questioning my own judgement for continuing to come back here and read these vile and vicious comments left by you and others. While I respect your right to say what you want, I have no respect for you for actually saying them. It’s egregiously irresponsible for the likes of you to pass judgement on things or people they do not know. I would encourage you, and any other individual who wishes to comment to look in the mirror and ask yourself this simple question out loud- “Am I perfect?” before doing so.

    • I believe my judgment of character to be quite spot on if you ask me. I am, however, judging my decision making for continually checking back on here to read all these vicious and disgusting comments from the likes of you and others. While I respect your right to say what you want, I have zero respect for you actually saying it. To pass judgment on things you do not know anything about is heartless. I ask you, as well as anyone else wishing to post negative comments to look in the mirror and ask yourself this simple question “Am I Perfect?” before enlightening us with your stupidity.

  12. All of you Jack Wagons making nasty comments, disgust me ! It’s just a Very sad accident. We are talking about a 17 year old that made a very bad decision, or maybe just a panic mistake. I feel for the parents, family and all of her friends. God Speed.

    • There is no such thing as an “accident.” Every event like this goes through a certain process. There is cause and effect. Let’s see what will be brought up after the investigation.

  13. If people want to leave supportive comments – let them. If people want to comment otherwise, that’s there business. You can’t tell other people how to comment. It’s not your website, nor are you anyone’s mother. The guy running this site knows what he’s doing.

    As a parent, I feel for her family. Regardless of circumstances. Rest in Peace.

  14. Yes, it is very sad that a 17 y/o passed away because of negligence of her parents. Ok so she could work up until 0030hrs, but she lived in Brentwood! Why was she not riding in a gated community speeding with no seatbelt?!?! The report never said anything about working or what she was doing only thing is a 17 y/o girl was out by herself doing god knows what. Maybe the parents could shed some light seeing that the speculations won’t stop until the truth is out. So, sorry this is social media and someone posted a story and now you have people wondering and coming up with their own solutions. I feel bad for the child, a child who’s parents obviously didn’t give a rats ass about her safety. Sorry Parents it is your fault and you should feel like shit.

  15. Check it out….first ans foremost a young girl lost her life and her family lost a loved one. No matter the cause (could’ve even been suicide) I’m sure they’re grieving. As for the “what was a minor doing out at 11:45” crap, give it a rest. The curfew is 12:00 on the weekends. She was also 17 not 7. Have some respect. RIP young lady. You’ll be missed. ❤

    • Who cares about a “curfew!” This one was a minor! At age 17, the brain is not fully developed! For some people, it never goes through a development process! Checking on the fatal car crashes for the last two years, a lot of them involved unsupervised minors! Much of this information was presented on this site. Maybe drivers should reach the age of 21 before they are allowed to operate a vehicle. This unfortunate girl was not using a seat belt. Her vehicle went through a guard rails first and then hit the wall.

  16. So disappointed in the group of nasty individuals that populate this comment section. Regardless of the cause of death, have some sympathy for the family and friends grieving this young life taken too soon. Most in the comment section have NO IDEA what they are talking about, and to speculate on someones death they know NOTHING about is ridiculous. Please evaluate your decisions before viciously attacking the family mourning the loss of their daughter. Props to the few supporters, everyone else is pathetic. Now is not the time to criticize the parenting of this individual, things like this are often completely unpredictable. On a side note, the amount of spelling and grammar mistakes in these attacks really show how uneducated a majority of you are. Rest in Peace to this young lady and God Bless.

    • Speaking of the grammatical mistakes you’re referring to, first check your own! It’s the NUMBER of spelling and grammar mistakes, not the AMOUNT. Regardless, this young women would probably have survived this crash if she had worn her seat belt. I hope car manufacturers take a serious look at designing vehicles in wuch a way that the engine will not start UNLESS the seat belt is on. That could save many lives.

      • oooooops! Meant it to say, “such” a way! “w” is right above the “s” … a slip of the fingers .. sorry!

  17. Lots of heartless keyboard warriors here. I can guarantee that not one of you rude asses would say this in person to a grieving parent so why do you feel the need to say it here. Have some decency and compassion..if you can’t muster any of that up than keep your pointless thoughts and opinions to yourself, I can tell you first hand that the family is already going through pure hell and their lives will forever be changed. The only thing worse than losing a child is having someone judge you and place blame for the loss. Be kind. Rest In Peace❤️

    • Lmao I am sure some of these people will say it to the family. Sorry if the truth is hurtful, but it needs to be said. The problem in this world is that everything is sugar coated and always worry about someone’s feelings getting hurt. Take the blame and move on.

      • Exactly, they want to read the comments and only see rainbows and roses. This is the unfortunate truth if you decide to read the comments.

    • I have compassion for her family, but you have no right to dictate to others what they can or can’t post. The First Amendment allows Freedom of Speech. If the opinions of others are that upsetting to you, you’re not a thick skinned person. Quit reading the comments.

      By referring to others that don’t agree with you as “rude asses” you becoming a keyboard warrior yourself.

      Agree to disagree.

    • I have reprimanded (in person) parents of juveniles who were killed in single vehicle and/or other traffic crashes who were lax in teaching and demanding that the juvenile drivers not even think of starting their cars without first making sure their seat belts — and that of their passengers — were secured.

      While this one might have sustained serious bruises and maybe fractures, the seat belt would have saved her life. That vehicle hit the guard rail and the wall with great force!

  18. So very sad that this young girls life has been lost, regardless of the cause…. this poor family is grieving…. I have a daughter who just recently turned 18. She is allowed to stay put to midnight on the weekend now. You never know what the circumstances where. She could have been staying at a friends house for the night and decided to drive home. It is no ones place to judge these poor parents who have just lost their baby girl. I’m sure that we all have faults and have made mistakes. Regardless, show some compassion for this family. I guess it’s understandable that you would lash out at this family, if you are a miserable person who is unhappy with your self. Otherwise, you would never be so cruel! Rest In Peace, beautiful young lady. I pray for your family’s comfort and peace🙏

  19. “Praying”, enough of your witch hunt with unintended acceleration theory. DUI is self explanatory.

  20. What nerve for you to judge the family without even knowing them. Just because this accident happened late at night does not mean that they were bad parents or not involved. And you can’t just automatically assume that the girls was under the influence. Maybe, she just made an inexperienced mistake. I’ll pray for the family for their loss, and for you to not be such an idiot in the future!

  21. Our parents would not let us drive until we hit the age of 18 and pretty much left to live on our own. Dad made sure we had driving lessons and knew the laws. We did test him a few times and took off our seat belts as he drove, but he would pull over and stop UNTIL we put them on again. If we were on the freeway, he’d get off the next off ramp. If it was street driving, he’s pull over to the curb, burn off the engine and wait. We were not going anywhere. We learned! I started driving at age 20, which was 18 years ago. Took public transportation as needed. Putting on the seat belt was like breathing or making sure you had your cell with you.

  22. My parents always said “Prepare for the worst! Hope for the best!” My kids never leave the house without me reminding them how I taught them to drive and anticipate what the other guy might do and how to evade driving problems on-the-road! We even did quite a bit of practicing with friends acting as the “aggressive” driver they might encounter It was a dress rehearsal. We also took them to places where wrecked cars are stored and they saw what happens when their attention is elsewhere. They learned to observe what every car driver around them was doing. No cells phones, no radios, no passengers, just TOTAL attention to the driving.

    I feel for these parents. This should have never happened.

  23. Praying, we are always looking to blame someone else! This is an open and shut case DUI resulting in Fatality T/A!

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