Updated: Suspected DUI Driver Kills Man on Highway 4 in Brentwood

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At 4:32 pm Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a head-on vehicle crash with one person not responsive.

The crash was reported at eastbound Highway 4 just west of Baflour in the City of Brentwood. The crash was on-viewed by an officer. A medical helicopter was also requested.

By 4:42 pm, Battalion 5 reported the vehicle crash was closer to Marsh Creek Road at Highway 4. Engine 59 reported a two vehicle head-on crash with Antioch Police and CHP both on scene.

The roadway was shut down in both directions.

By 4:45 pm, one person sustained minor injuries, a second subject was trapped and in CPR according to Battalion 5.

By 5:51 pm, Battalion 5 reported this was a fatal crash.

Update per CHP:

SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER KILLS MAN ON HWY-4 in BRENTWOOD

This afternoon, at about 4:34pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a head on collision involving two vehicles on HWY-4 eastbound, east of Balfour Road. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, it was determined that a 2018 Honda SUV was driven across the solid double yellow lines, into oncoming traffic, and collided head on into a 2013 Toyota Corolla. The solo male driver of the Toyota (51yr old man from Ripon) was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of his identity. The solo male driver of the Honda was ultimately arrested for suspicion of FELONY DUI.

In the initial investigation, it appears that the solo male driver of the Honda was traveling on HWY-4 westbound (in this area HWY-4 is a two lane undivided highway) and then veered to the left and across the solid double yellow lines and directly head on into the Toyota traveling in the eastbound lane. Upon emergency personnel arrival, the driver of the Toyota was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Honda, Jan Kristian Gyllstrom, 46 of Concord, was not injured and investigated for driving under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of FELONY DUI.

If anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it (that did not remain at the scene to speak with CHP) please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980. HWY-4 was completely reopened at 6:25pm.

Impaired DUI driving is 100% preventable 100% of the time. There is never an excuse for it and it cannot ever be tolerated. In this situation it tragically cost the life of an innocent person. W

Detail Information

7:01 PM 35 [90] Secondary Location for B19-402B: FOLLOWING EVIDENCE TOW TO RICHMOND.
6:58 PM 34 [89] 1039 683B ROBINSON COPIES CII SENT TO SGT PRINTER
6:36 PM 33 [82] BT 1097 3 AGO
6:33 PM 32 [80] 1039 LOG/27’S/28’S TO SGT PRINTER PER S3
6:32 PM 31 [79] SCGG, BT ETA LINE 78
6:31 PM 30 [78] 405B LL REQ BT ETA TO COCO CHP OFC
6:26 PM 29 [75] 19-402B EB LANES AT BALFOUR ARE OPEN NOW
6:26 PM 28 [74] 1039 D3 AND D10 TMCA
6:25 PM 27 [73] ALL LANES OPEN
6:25 PM 26 [72] ^**CANCEL SIGALERT – BOTH DIRECTIONS OF SR-4 ARE NOW OPEN -**
6:24 PM 25 [71] 1039 DOTCC
6:24 PM 24 [70] 19-S3 WB LANES OPEN
6:23 PM 23 [67] ^**UPDATE SIGALERT – EB LANE OF SR 4 NOW OPEN **
6:22 PM 22 [66] 19-S3 EB IS OPEN
6:22 PM 21 [65] 1039 ANTIOCH – NOT THEM AT MARSH
6:21 PM 20 [64] 1039 COCO SO UTL ANY UNITS AT MARSH – COPIES ALL THOUGH
6:19 PM 19 [63] PER 404 ADVISE 402 OPEN LANES AND RESPOND TO SCENE – AND IF SO IS AT MARSH CREEK , THEY CAN OPEN IT / 402 COPIES
6:18 PM 18 [61] LN GYLLSTROM CLR WARR/PROB
5:33 PM 17 [42] 1039 AIR OPS ADV ALL AIR AT THE AP AND NEG DUE TO LIMITED TIME
5:15 PM 16 [36] 1039 COCO SO ENRT TO WB SIDE TO DIVERT OFF
5:13 PM 15 [35] WB TRAFFIC STILL SEEMS TO BE FLOWING LL W/ COCO SO
5:09 PM 14 [33] HAVE 402B SHUT DOWN EB AT BALFOUR — 402BCOPIES AND WILL BE 1097 SHORTLY
5:05 PM 13 [30] 1039 D3 TMC
4:56 PM 12 [24] 1039 DOTCC LINE 22
4:56 PM 11 [23] 1039 D10 TMC
4:55 PM 10 [21] [Notification] [CHP]-BRENTWOOD PD IS LL, REQ CB WITH ETA OF WHEN THEIR UNITS CAN CLR FROM 1184
4:51 PM 9 [19] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 OLIVERS TOW 800-696-9609 (FOR 2)
4:51 PM 8 [18] ^**ISSUE SIGALERT – SR 4 EB AND WB TRAFFIC SHUT DOWN BETWEEN MARSH CREEK AND BALFOUR BYPASS – UNK ETO
4:50 PM 7 [16] 1039 DOTCC
4:48 PM 6 [13] 1039 COCO SO ENRT
4:48 PM 5 [11] 1039 BRENTWOOD PD
4:45 PM 4 [9] ALL WB TRAFFIC AT MARSH CREEK
4:44 PM 3 [8] B19-404B CHECK WITH PD BALFOUR ONR TO EB 4 SHUT DOWN DIVERT AT BALFOUR OFR EB SHUT DOWN
4:36 PM 2 [7] 1039 1141 TO ADV LINE 5
4:34 PM 1 [1] HEAD ON TC / ONVIEWED BY OFR

 


11 COMMENTS

  1. Why are drunk drivers who kill innocent people never charged with murder? It’s clearly premeditated as they got in the car knowing full well they could possibly kill an innocent person. And of course the drunk is still alive. Now my family in Rippon is without their father because of a stupid drunk that had no concern for anybody else and decided that he could drive home drunk. It’s too bad the truck didn’t end up dying instead of that innocent man that he ran into when you cross that double line. My prayers go out to the family who lost their father, grandfather, son, or husband. It is so tragic and so sad and there’s just absolutely no excuse for this to have happened. I hope this drunk suffers every single day until his last remembering how he killed somebody innocent because his having a drink was more important.

    • 100% agree! Drunk drivers have no place in society and should be put to death ASAP for either injuring innocent people or killing them. We need stronger laws to protect innocent people… since as that! If you want to drink, you better know what could happen.

  2. Ahhh gotta love the legal drug- ALCOHOL. Commercials, advertisements, hell even Jesus made it from water. The hardest drug to withdrawal from, that can even kill you as you try to quit. But totally legal to get at any grocery store. MURICA!!

    • Shut up! People need to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming a substance.

    • Now, let’s add “recreational” marijuana to that alcohol and see how many more people are killed on our highways like they are in Colorado! Nice going, voters!

  3. Soo sooo sad…terrible….when u drink , take uber, its simple and saves lives….this was a hard working man on his way home from work and now he will never see his family again! We need more checkpoints… during day hours! Get these drunk drivers…or as christine said, murderers, off the road!

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