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One Dead, 2 Injured In Head-On Crash On Hwy 4

BRENTWOOD (CBS SF) — A man died and two boys were injured in a head-on crash on state Highway 4 in unincorporated Contra Costa County near Discovery Bay Friday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Highway 4 near Discovery Bay Boulevard, according to the CHP.

A 2004 Ford F-150 truck traveling east on the highway crossed over the double yellow lines and struck a 2001 Ford F-250 truck head-on, CHP Officer Tom Maguire said.

The driver of the F-150, a 48-year-old Santa Rosa man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released until his family is notified of the death, according to Contra Costa County Deputy Coroner Steve Casas.

The driver of the F-250 truck was uninjured, but his two 10-year-old boys suffered minor injuries, Maguire said.

One of the boys was taken by medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, while the other was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, according to Maguire.

Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but its cause remains
under investigation, Maguire said.

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  • Theo

    Thank God the kids weren’t injured. This is a perfect example of why DUI laws are so strict. Drunk at 2pm, give me an effing break. It’s tragic the man died because of one stupid decision but people need to open their eyes up. What a terrible way to die.

    • cw

      This man that died was my cousin and he loved his children. He had been at work with his boss and then lunch and was on his way to his bosses house. You need to re-read the article and just because he crossed the double line is not proof that he had been drinking. It didn’t say he was drunk it would be standard procedure to test for alcohol. When nothing indicates other wise. He could have sneezed and lost control of the car. So keep your rude comments to yourself. We have suffered a tremendous loss and what if it was one of your family members that lost control and was killed. Would you want someone to pass judgement? So keep your trap shut and reserve judgement. You didn’t know my cousin and people like you make me sick.

    • lb

      This man was my ex husband and he had two girls that are now without a father. You should reserve judgment until the results are in – he never drank and drove and was on his way home from work. It would be very out of character if he was. It is a terrible tragedy and my children’s lives are changed forever. I am thankful that everyone else is ok, and no more lives are destroyed.

      • cw

        Hi Lisa this is Cherie I am so sad and sorry for your loss and especially the girl’s loss.

      • AM

        I am so sorry for the loss of your ex husband and your girls father. I can’t imagine what your family must be going through. One of the girls in the accident was my daughter (for some reason the paper printed boys but they where both girls). U R right this was a terrible tragedy to all involved!

  • Kalie

    This is a sad story, Theo… did you read the report?
    1: The children were injured and taken to 2 separate hospitals
    2: as much as i couldn’t agree more, because i believe anyone who is drinking and driving deserves the ultimate price, it says alcohol MAY HAVE BEEN a factor.

  • BOB

    jimmy get some HELP!!!!!

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