Concord Police have arrested the man they say is responsible for the double-fatal collision that claimed the lives of a 1-year-old baby and her mother on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord on Friday night.
The unlicensed driver, who allegedly caused the collision was arrested for vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, child endangerment and false impersonation of another. He has been identified as 24-year-old Concord resident Gerardo Harquin.
The victims, both Concord residents, have been identified as 23-year-old Lorena Dominguez and her daughter, 1-year-old Khloe Duenas.
The following update is from the Concord Police Department:
Vehicle #1: 2002 Ford Explorer
Driver = Harquin, Gerardo, Male adult, 24yrs, Concord (In-Custody)
Passenger # 1 = Juvenile male, 12yrs, Concord (Non-critical injuries)
Passenger # 2 = Female Juvenile, 16yrs, Concord (Non- critical injuries)
Passenger # 3 = Juvenile male, 17yrs, Bay point (Non-critical injuries)
Vehicle #2: 2006 Silver Dodge Charger
Driver # 2 = Dominguez, Lorena, Female adult, 23yrs, Concord (Deceased)
Passenger # 1 = Male Adult, 27yrs, Antioch (Major injuries)
Passenger # 2 = Duenas, Khloe, Female child, 21 months (Deceased)
On 6-27-2014 at approximately 10:57pm, a Concord Police Officer on routine patrol located a major collision involving 2002 Ford Explorer and a 2006 Dodge Charger that was blocking the roadway on Willow Pass Rd directly on top of Kinne Bridge.
The Ford Explorer was occupied by the driver, Gerardo Harquin, and three juvenile passengers. Harquin and the passengers were all transported to area hospitals for treatment for crash related injuries. The Dodge Charger was occupied by the driver, Lorena Dominguez, her daughter Khloe Duenas, and a 27 year old male passenger. Dominguez was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue personnel, Duenas was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased, and the 27 year old passenger was transported to an area hospital with major injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles were travelling in opposite directions and collided into each other in a head-on manner.
The driver of the Ford Explorer, Harquin, was arrested for vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, child endangerment and false impersonation of another.
Harquin has been transported to Contra Costa County Jail and is being held on $575,000 bail.
As this incident is still under investigation, no further information is being released at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Traffic Officer Ken Carlson at 925-603-5931.