Concord Man Who Allegedly Led Police on High-Speed Chase Down I-680 Has Died

May 14, 2014

Michael Holden, the Concord man who allegedly led police on a wild chase down I-680 on Tuesday May 6, has died, according to his family & friends.

Holden died on May 9, three days after police pursued the stolen vehicle Holden was allegedly driving down I-680.

The pursuit came to an end after the car overturned in Danville, a Concord police lieutenant said.

The chase began when a Concord police sergeant patrolling the area of Monument Boulevard near I-680 in Concord saw a vehicle driving recklessly on the road around 10:30 p.m., Lt. David Hughes said.

The sergeant tried to stop the vehicle but the driver did not yield and fled onto southbound I-680 at speeds of up to 100 mph, Hughes said.

The sergeant followed the vehicle down the freeway and the driver lost control on southbound I-680 just north of El Cerro Road, he said.

The vehicle then left the roadway and struck a guardrail before overturning near La Gonda Way in Danville, according to Hughes.

Holden was driving a vehicle stolen out of Walnut Creek, Hughes said.

Investigators from the CHP, Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and Concord police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Concord police Detective Tom Parodi at (925) 603-5867. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Concord Police Department tip line at (925) 603-5836.

No services are scheduled for Holden, according to his family.

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