PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A 22-year-old Discovery Bay woman was killed and four other people were injured in a crash involving several vehicles on westbound state Highway 4 in Pittsburg Wednesday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

CHP Officer Brandon Correia said the fatal crash was reported at 8:01 a.m. on westbound Highway 4 just west of the Railroad Avenue overcrossing.

Traffic had slowed down because of an earlier collision between a motorcycle and sedan, causing a Chevrolet Tahoe to rear-end a Nissan Versa driven by the 22-year-old woman, Correia said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene while her passenger was taken to a hospital with injuries considered major but not life-threatening.

The Tahoe had a mother, father and child inside and all three were also hospitalized. The child, believed to be between 10 and 13 years old, was taken as a precautionary measure, Correia said.

At least five other vehicles collided behind the Versa and Tahoe, but no other injuries were reported in those vehicles.

The crash prompted the closure of the three right lanes of westbound Highway 4 for about three hours. The lanes reopened as of 11 a.m.

Comments (3)
  1. Thank you Lord for ridding us of one more millennial douc ch nozzle.
    It is too bad though that the others were only injured.
    Blessed are you great Lord.

  2. Guys, the slowdown did not “cause” the Tahoe to hit the Nissan. The c r a p p y driver in Tahoe did not adjust the following distance and speed to the road conditions, and since those SUVs handle like trash cans this crash had to happen. The amunt or rage, aggression and just plain rude behavior on BA roads is at all time high. I’ve lived here for 29 years and I’ve never seen it this bad.

    While we are banning guns, let’s also outlaw those 1970’s relics called SUVs. Those things have poor stopping power, poor handling, they pollute the air, take up too much parking space, and most importantly, are driven by losers who should not have a driver’s license to begin with. They are bullies!

    NorCal DMV gives licenses for the asking and the CHP is nowhere to be found enforcing any civility on the highways. Heck! I see CHP officers changing lanes without ever signalling. So much for leading by example.

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