At 12:03 pm Thursday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a a vehicle crash at Balfour Road and SR-4 at the Bypass in the City of Brentwood.
It was reported that a green semi-truck collided with a red Mercedes on Balfour and dragged the vehicle onto the on-ramp.
The female in the vehicle was trapped and required vehicle extrication. She was ultimately airlifted to a local hospital with major injuries.
According to CHP, the eastbound on-ramp was blocked.
Brentwood Police are investigating the crash and are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at(925) 809-7911.
Brentwood Police reported just after 4:00 pm that today’s crash is now a fatality and the roadway has now been re-opened after a 4-hour investigation.
The 70-year-old female driver was pronounced deceased at the hospital as a result of her injuries. The 59-year-old driver of the semi-truck did not appear under the influence of alcohol or drugs and stayed at the scene while cooperating with police in their investigation.
|12:57 PM||11|| #1 OF EB OFR BLOCKED NOW|
|12:45 PM||10|| BALFOUR ONR SHUT DOWN|
|12:17 PM||9|| 405 OCCD IN I/S / BRNT PD HANDLE / BC TO S1 / 1039 PD|
|12:12 PM||8|| 10-39 BRNT PD|
|12:12 PM||7|| 405 97 BALFOUR ONR TO EB 4 / START BRNT PD – POSS THEIRS|
|12:06 PM||6|| FD CPZ LN 10 AND 3|
|12:05 PM||5|| [Notification] [CHP]-CORRECTION THIS IS BALFOUR ONR TO WB 4|
|12:04 PM||4|| LL COCO FIRE|
|12:04 PM||3|| PSBY TRYING TO GET XRAY OO VEH|
|12:03 PM||2|| BOTH VEHS ON RHS|
|12:03 PM||1|| RED MERZ 2D SD VS SEMI|