BRENTWOOD (CBS SF) — One person died and two were in critical condition following a head-on crash late Monday afternoon on Highway 4 in Brentwood, officials with the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and the California Highway Patrol said.
Contra Costa CHP said it received calls at about 4:56 p.m. of a head on collision involving two vehicles on eastbound Highway 4, east of Balfour Road.
Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, it was determined that a grey 2008 Nissan Ultima was driven across the solid double yellow lines into oncoming traffic and collided head-on into a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The CHP said the solo male driver of the Nissan — a 21-year-old from Antioch — was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners Office will be handling the release of his identity.
The adult male driver and adult female passenger of the Hyundai were both transported by helicopter to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek with major injuries.
4:57pm E52, BC5, ConFire E88, AMR and two medical helicopters were called for a head on collision on Highway 4 between Balfour Rd and Marsh Creek Road. Two patients in critical condition while a third was dead. Two patients flown by air to trauma center. Roadway shut down by CHP. pic.twitter.com/6NxVtdlHLh
— ECCFPD (@ECCFPD) September 8, 2020
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