By Pittsburg Police Department
Just after midnight Monday morning, May 11, 2020, Pittsburg Police Officers responded to a report of a traffic collision with injuries in the 900 block of Garcia Avenue. As officers arrived on scene, they found a car had just collided with the front of a parked Semi-Truck Tractor Trailer.
The car was engulfed in flames and officers could see the driver unconscious and trapped inside. Several Pittsburg Police Officers used fire extinguishers to hold back the flames as they began to pull the man from the vehicle. Contra Costa County Fire arrived on scene to assist and took over medical aid. The man was later transported to John Muir Medical Center for further treatment. Unfortunately, due to the extent of his injuries the man was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Pittsburg Police Department’s Fatal Accident Response Team took over the investigation to determine the cause of the collision. During the investigation, several witnesses described the car traveling at a high rate of speed on Garcia Avenue just prior to the collision. It is unknown at this time if impairment was a factor in the collision.
The man’s identity is being withheld at this time pending next of kin contacts. No additional information is available at this time.