The following information was provided by Antioch PD in the form of a Press Release: During the course of this investigation, information was developed that a second vehicle may have been involved in this incident. On 9/14/13, APD Investigators were contacted by this second involved party. The driver of the second involved vehicle responded to APD and is cooperating with investigators. There are no signs that either vehicle collided with one another, but both had been traveling at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit prior to the collision. At this time, alcohol has not been determined to be a factor in this collision.
The condition of the injured 19yr old male has been upgraded from critical to serious.
All names are being withheld at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
On 9/13/13, at approximately 1909 hours, Antioch Police Officers responded to a solo vehicle collision on Hillcrest Avenue near the intersection of Sterling Hills Dr. The vehicle was found to have collided into a tree, ejecting both the driver and passenger. Officers located a 17 year old male who was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 19 year old male who was transported to John Muir Hospital with major injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH
The crash resulted in the death of 17-year-old Lydell Benjamin, a student at Deer Valley High School. His friend, an unidentified 19-year-old man, was hospitalized with major injuries and reported to be in serious condition this evening.