At just about noon today, approximately 11:53am, Contra Costa CHP received a call of a two-vehicle collision on I-680, just north of the North Main Street off ramp in Walnut Creek. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, a black 1974 Porsche was involved in a collision with a black Jeep SUV. The driver of the Porsche (63-year-old man from San Ramon) was unresponsive and quickly transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.
Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Contra Costa County Sheriffs Coroner’s Office will be handling the release of identity of the deceased man.
The two occupants of the Jeep sustained only minor injuries, complaints of pain, and were not transported. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. There was a SigAlert issued and the #1, 2, & 3 lanes of I-680 at this location were closed but the roadway has been completely reopened as of 2:00 pm.
Alcohol or drugs were not involved in this collision. If anyone has information regarding this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP at (925) 646-4980.