Police: Excessive Speed, Wet Conditions Likely Caused Crash That Killed Two, Injured Four

January 12, 2019 12:07 pm · 20 comments

Police in Antioch believe excessive speed and wet conditions most likely led to a fatal crash Friday that killed two people and injured four others.

Officers with the Antioch Police Department responded Friday at 7 p.m. to Lone Tree Way and Indian Hill Drive on a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a tree.

Responding officers located a vehicle on the south sidewalk of Lone Tree Way that had sustained extensive damage.

Officers found one passenger had been ejected from the vehicle during the crash, and five people were still trapped inside the vehicle.

Responding firefighters had to extricate the victims trapped in the vehicle.

Four of the victims were transported to local trauma centers with injuries that ranged from moderate to life threatening, and two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.

photo: Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

Ricardoh January 12, 2019 at 2:20 PM

Let a kid get a drivers license and hope for the best. Sorry for the parents and friends. I am sure the parent gave all the standard warnings. Just horrible.

Oh, please January 12, 2019 at 6:11 PM

How do you know it was a kid? Is there more info elsewhere?

Shiloh January 12, 2019 at 10:14 PM

Yes, the driver was a 17 yr old girl (passed) I believe there was another 17 yr old, a 16 yr old, two 13 yr olds and one other. All 17 and under 🙁 One of the 13 yr old girls passed, as well

Rita Hester -Gore January 12, 2019 at 4:45 PM

So sad that lives were lost…Slow down…who cares if you arrive late? always better late than never….

Tami January 12, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Jon S what A HORRIBLE INSENSITIVE thing to say.

Erin January 12, 2019 at 9:40 PM

I agree Tami!! Last time I checked we have kids and adults who speed or drive unsafely in every city! I can only hope that a tragedy like this will make some people drive safer. My heart breaks for all of their parents, friends, and families!!

Shiloh January 12, 2019 at 10:15 PM

Sadly, it is 100% true 🙁

Shiloh January 13, 2019 at 9:39 AM

Erin, there are unsafe drivers everywhere, but if you aren’t aware of the true fact that the reckless driving situation in East County is *exceptionally* bad, then you’re not paying attention. It’s boldly obvious if you spend time in central contra costa county and then come out to east county. It’s practically chaos. Antioch, Pittsburg, bay point, Brentwood, Oakley …. we need many more officers enforcing legal driving behavior and road safety.

Shiloh January 13, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Not to mention the chaotic hell that is Hwy 4!!

TraumaRx January 12, 2019 at 6:28 PM

Reminder again to always wear your seatbelt cause it can save your life.

Simonpure January 14, 2019 at 10:51 AM

Yip…honk if you love Jesus. Don’t wear your seat belt if you want to meet him.

Dee January 12, 2019 at 6:45 PM

@ Oh, please in reply to your comment to Ricardoh yes there is In fact. All were female aged 17 and 1 male age 16 according to EastCounty.net last night. Prayers out to all the families involved

Shiloh January 12, 2019 at 10:16 PM

No, only two 17 yr olds, 4 others were younger … two 13 year olds, one of whom lost her life 🙁

Robin D Gibson January 12, 2019 at 8:25 PM

Ricardoh
It was all kids in the vehicle no adults

CM January 13, 2019 at 2:11 AM

Obviously they didn’t follow the rules of driving, can’t have passengers if you are under the age of 17 after dark. Sad results. RIP

Anon January 13, 2019 at 9:10 AM

Totally Uncalled for, And the reason why there are laws that forbid a 17 year old from having this many persons in a vehicle.
Laws do not apply to this demographic though. If the Police had pulled them over – it would be another harassment or discrimination lawsuit.

jon s January 13, 2019 at 11:16 PM

exactly.The young drivers out there seem to have very little supervision.Look at Hwy 4 Going east of Concord.,people are insane.Go west,and anyone speeding people are flashing lights at and calling the cops.Its lawlessness East of Bailey rd.

just sayin January 13, 2019 at 1:14 PM

This is for those who are preferring to our area that this is typical. How sad for you all. If you haven’t opened your eyes yet while driving, open them. How many ADULTS do you see running red lights? How many ADULTS do you see NOT following the laws of driving? How many ADULTS do you see NOT using their blinker? I could go on and on, BUT STOP saying such low saying about this tragic accident.

jon s January 13, 2019 at 11:17 PM

Best to not avoid the truth just because it offends you.

Just sayin January 14, 2019 at 7:49 AM

@ Jon S,

This tragic accident can and has happened and it’s not based on the area. It’s sad that you think this way. Do you have kids? What if it happened to kids you knew; would you feel the same way? If you do have kids, I hope they are the ones that break your generational curse.

When you hear about people speeding while it rains and there’s a fatality, it never fails that the CHP ALWAYS says to slow down.

Jon, have you been at a school either in the morning or afternoon to see the MANY laws that parents break on a daily basis in a school zone? They, the parents, don’t wait for the kids to cross the street, even when there are crossing guards standing there with the big red STOP sign, they double park and block the lanes, they make illegal u-turns in the middle of the street, the even go against oncoming traffic because they have no patience, and they do well over the 25 mph speed limit. And this happens at every school and it doesn’t matter the demographics.

People speed on every freeway and yes even on 680 between Walnut Creek and San Jose.

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