At 3:02 pm Wednesday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a rollover crash on Deer Valley Road just south of Kaiser in the City of Antioch.
Upon arrival, Engine 52 reported that the vehicle had rollover over and the driver was ejected from the vehicle into a field. A medical helicopter was requested along with Engine 53 for patient care.
The incident shut down the roadway in both directions where a SIGAELRT was issued by CHP between the City of Antioch and City of Brentwood. It was also stated that the driver was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the rollover crash.
While crews were working on the driver in the AMR unit, the patient coded and crews cancelled the medical helicopter and opted for a ground transport to Kaiser just down the road.
By 4:46 pm, the roadway was re-opend. There is no update on the status of the driver of the vehicle.
Due to the location of this crash, the jurisdiction is CHP who are investigating the incident.
UPDATE per CHP
SOLO FATALITY in ANTIOCH TODAY
Today, at about 3:15pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised by Antioch Police Department of an overturned solo vehicle collision on northbound Deer Valley Road, north of Empire Mine Road, with the driver ejected from the vehicle. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, and with the help of an independent witness, it was determined that a silver Ford Expedition had overturned and the solo male driver (62yr old man from Antioch) had been ejected. The male driver was transported by Ambulance to a local hospital but unfortunately pronounced deceased upon arrival. 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 Ford was at an undetermined speed and unable to stay on the roadway through a curve and veered off the roadway, which subsequently overturned and fully ejected the male driver (who was not wearing a seatbelt). Upon emergency personnel arrival, the driver was transported by ambulance but ultimately pronounced deceased upon arrival to the hospital.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol and/or drugs are a factor in this collision but is still under investigation. If anyone else witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980. Thank you.
|4:46 PM||13|| ^***CANCEL SIGALERT***|
|4:45 PM||12|| B19-404B OPENING UP RDWY TIL OLIVER GOES 97|
|4:35 PM||11|| 1039 KAISER PTY IS STILL 97 UNK EXT OF INJS|
|4:30 PM||10|| ^***ISSUE SIGALERT***|
|4:29 PM||9|| B19-404B TMCGG, PLS ISSUE SIG ALERT ETO FOR RDWY IS APPROX 60 MINS|
|3:45 PM||8|| [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 OLIVERS TOW * 510.758.3790|
|3:45 PM||7|| 404B START OLIVERS TOW|
|3:44 PM||6|| 1039 BRENTWOOD PD THEY HAVE AN OFCR ENRT|
|3:39 PM||5|| B19-404B REQ ANOTHER UNIT TO SHUT DWN DEER VALLEY AT BALFOUR // 19-403B ENRT|
|3:30 PM||4|| MAKING CONTACT W/FIRE NOW FOR EXT OF INJS|
|3:14 PM||3|| PD IS CLOSING NB LN|
|3:14 PM||2|| 1 PTY EJECTED 1141 AND FIRE ENRT|
|3:14 PM||1|| ANTIOCH PD IS 1097 JNO EMPIRE MINE|