2 Bay Area Drivers Die in I-680 Freeway Crash, South of Monument Boulevard
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, California (January 12, 2017) –
Two Bay Area drivers died in two different car accidents today after losing control of their vehicles during a storm that has been ravaging the region.
One of the men was a 77-year-old Danville man, who died around 9 a.m., after ramming his truck into two other cars before veering off the southbound I-680 Freeway, just south of Monument Boulevard.
The man’s truck crashed into a cyclone fence before careening off the highway and down onto Contra Costa Boulevard, and then plowing into a vacant residence, according to CHP officials. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and attempted CPR on the driver of the truck but he was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.
Alcohol and drugs are not being counted as a factor in this collision, authorities have stated. The other two divers that were involved in this crash were apparently uninjured, however, their vehicles did sustain damages, according to the CHP. The driver of one of these vehicles, whose name has not yet been released, veered off the right hand side of the highway, spun around, and then crashed into the guardrail. This driver was also pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains unclear, but it is thought that the slick road conditions from the rain played a role.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic and unthinkable accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
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