At approximately 10:50 pm Tuesday, the California CHP and Contra Costa County Fire responded to a report of a vehicle crash on northbound I-680 near N Main Street in Walnut Creek which killed three people.
It was reported that a vehicle crashed into a tree which sparked a fire. It was later confirmed that three people were inside the vehicle, but no other information was released.
8:00 am Update per CHP: FATALITY CRASH KILLS 3 on I-680
Last night at approximately 10:40pm, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a solo vehicle collision that was on fire located on the North Main Street offramp of I-680 northbound in Walnut Creek. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, a Pontiac Grand Prix was fully engulfed in flames. After the Fire Department extinguished the flames, it was determined a Pontiac Grand Prix was driven from the offramp into a dirt vegetation area off the roadway and directly into a tree. The vehicle caught fire with all three occupants still inside, subsequently killing all occupants. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of identity of all the occupants. (2 adult females and 1 adult male)
Our preliminary investigation indicates that the driver (18yr old female from Fairfield) was driving the Pontiac on I-680 northbound and exited at the North Main Street offramp. It appears the driver took the offramp too fast and veered off the roadway into the dirt vegetation area and collided head on into a tree. The Pontiac caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames, killing all three occupants. The front right passenger was an 18yr old female and the rear passenger was a 47yr old male from Oakland.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this collision as it is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or the vehicle just prior to the collision, please contact Contra Costa CHP at (925)646-4980
Location: I680 N / N Main St Ofr, Contra Costa – Aug 25 2020 10:44PM
— Aug 25 2020 10:47PM  [Appended, 23:27:51]  FIRE
— Aug 25 2020 10:47PM  [Appended, 23:27:51]  1039 FIRE
— Aug 25 2020 10:50PM  CD / APPEARS 1124
— Aug 25 2020 10:50PM  OTHER PSBYS 1097
— Aug 25 2020 10:52PM  [Appended, 22:53:39]  WHI SD VS TREE
— Aug 25 2020 10:52PM  [Appended, 22:53:39]  NOW ON FIRE
— Aug 25 2020 10:54PM  PER ANOTHER NB MAIN ONR TO NB 680
— Aug 25 2020 10:54PM  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj by CHP [Shared]
— Aug 25 2020 10:56PM  19-241C 1097 NB 680 TO N MAIN OFR
— Aug 25 2020 11:27PM  19-S3 THE N MAIN OFR FRM 680 WILL BE CLOSED UNK ETO
— Aug 25 2020 11:28PM  19-S3 THIS FIRE IS SAME AS 1183 GG02701 [Shared]
— Aug 25 2020 11:40PM  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1144-Fatality by CHP [Shared]
— Aug 25 2020 11:40PM  1039 DOTCC
— Aug 26 2020 12:09AM  19-S3 REQ START EVIDENCE FLTBD AND TARP AND GIVE TOW COMPANY S3’S 1021 FOR THE TOW DRIVER
— Aug 26 2020 12:10AM  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 OLIVERS TOW RCH 800-696-9609 * COPIES FLTBD and S3 1021#
— Aug 26 2020 1:04AM  19-682C 1185 1097
— Aug 26 2020 1:44AM  Secondary Location for C19-682C: FOLLOWING OLIVERS TOW TO CORONERS OFC.
— Aug 26 2020 1:45AM  19-S3 RAMP IS OPEN