By CHP – Contra Costa
Thursday morning, March 11 at about 4:54 am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a solo vehicle crash on Hwy-24 westbound, at the Wilder Road offramp. Upon emergency personnel and CHP arrival, it was determined that a solo red Ford Ranger had been driven off the roadway of the offramp, overturned and the roof of the Ford slammed into a metal light pole. The Ford sustained major damage and its roof was crushed.
Tragically the driver, a 60-year-old male from Brentwood and sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel on the scene. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office will be handling the release of his identity.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision but, it is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980.