CROCKETT — An individual who accelerated in a car when Contra Costa Sheriff’s Workplace deputies tried to tug him over on a freeway early Monday died after crashing within the Crockett Hills, authorities mentioned.
Deputies obtained a report of a stolen car round 1:25 a.m., in keeping with an announcement from sheriff’s workplace spokesperson Jimmy Lee. The pursuit started within the space of eastbound Interstate 80 and the Willow Avenue exit in Hercules.
Deputies tried to cease the car however overpassed it after briefly giving chase, Lee mentioned. At that time, deputies stopped the pursuit, in keeping with Lee.
Experiences of a car crash on the Cummings Skyway got here minutes later, Lee mentioned. Deputies discovered the car in a ravine.
The motive force died on the scene after being ejected. Authorities mentioned it was a male however didn’t determine him or give his age, pending notification of kinfolk.
The Cummings Skyway traverses the Diablo Vary southeast of Franklin Canyon and connects Interstate 80 with state Freeway 4 whereas permitting an exit into Crockett.
The sheriff’s workplace is investigating the incident together with the Contra Costa District Lawyer’s Workplace, per the protocol on any incident that ends with a loss of life.