BAY POINT — An individual died early Thursday after an SUV slammed right into a Jeep on a East Bay freeway that has already seen a dozen deaths this 12 months, the California Freeway Patrol mentioned.
The crash on eastbound state Freeway 4 close to the San Marco Boulevard exit killed the motive force of the Jeep and despatched the SUV driver to the hospital with what the CHP deemed minor accidents. Authorities didn’t determine the Jeep driver early Thursday, pending notification of kinfolk.
The Jeep driver is the twelfth particular person to die on Freeway 4 in a crash this 12 months, in keeping with statistics stored by the Bay Space Information Group. There have now been 10 deadly wrecks on the freeway.
CHP Officer Adam Lane mentioned the Jeep Cherokee was disabled and stopped between the middle divide and quick lane within the eastbound path about 1:55 a.m., as a result of it had been concerned in a earlier crash.
A driver of a Honda Pilot smashed into the Jeep whereas it was disabled, Lane mentioned. The Jeep driver died on the scene.
The CHP didn’t say whether or not they suspected drug or alcohol use or extreme velocity to be components within the crash.
The wreck stays underneath investigation, and the company urged any witnesses to the crash or the earlier one involving the Jeep to contact its Contra Costa workplace at 925-646-4980. Data additionally could be emailed to [email protected].