CONCORD (CBS/AP) – Investigators were checking cell phone records to determine if talking on a phone may have contributed to a crash that killed a 41-year-old Concord man and his nine-year-old daughter as they rode their bicycles along a sidewalk Saturday.

Witnesses told police that the Cadillac Escalade that jumped a curb and ran down Solaiman Nuri and his daughter was speeding, but Concord police Lt. Bill Roche said that investigators will also review the cell phone records of the 17-year-old driver who was behind the wheel of the SUV.

Toxicology tests were also being run on the teen before investigators can rule out alcohol and drugs as a factor in the crash.

The teen, whose name has not been officially released because of his age, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and booked into Juvenile Hall.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

About 200 mourners gathered Sunday evening for a candlelight vigil at the site of the fatal crash at Treat Boulevard and Oak Grove Road.

Family members consoled Stoorai Nuri, the wife of Solaiman Nuri and mother of girls involved in the crash.

The Contra Costa Times reported that relatives described Solaiman Nuri, an immigrant from Afghanistan, as a loving father who worked long hours as a truck driver to give his family a better life.

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Comments (8)
  1. tn says:

    Sad story for all families involved. So many drivers I see on the road, still use their handheld cell phones while driving as they are talking and/or laughing. How many more maiming deaths will it take before drivers stop using their cell phones while driving? Sadly, I believe this will be an on-going epidemic similar to the issues we have with drunk driving. The ONLY ONES to gain from this issue are the lawyers…

    1. tn says:

      misspell: maiming should be maming.

      1. TNT says:


  2. JB says:

    It’s bad enough most people can barely drive a car in the Bay Area. Couple that lacking, fundamental skill with excessive speed, cigarettes, screaming brats, lattes, cell phones, MP3 players, newspapers, bowls of cereal, bags of fast food, tablets, monitors and other buttons, knobs and things that people can’t help but be pushing, twisting and turning while supposedly being focused on the road and it’s a recipe for disaster that will always repeat itself.

  3. stupid report says:

    Why state the cell phone records are checked with our providing the results of the records? seem like a pointless report here. But I bet cell phone had no factor in here, just some teen trying to show off.

  4. stupid report says:

    err with out providing the results.

  5. tn says:

    Why am I even reading this article again? Maybe I thought I missed something but there isn’t any meat to it. It makes more sense just sum it up in a couple of sentences that say, “It’s still under investigation.” End of story.

  6. LL says:

    Has there been a scholarship or trust fund set up for the surviving daughter? She should have the option to go to college even though she lost her dad.

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