Driver from Richmond died at the scene
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a reported stolen vehicle driving in the 14500 block of San Pablo Avenue. The driver failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated north-bound on San Pablo Avenue. Officers subsequently canceled the pursuit due to the unsafe reckless driving of the stolen vehicle. Within a short time, officers discovered the stolen vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle traveling south-bound on San Pablo Avenue just north of the Richmond Parkway.
Officers located the driver of the stolen vehicle, a 25-year-old Richmond resident, at the scene of the collision site and began administering life-saving measures. Tragically the subject succumbed to his injuries on scene.
The occupant of the second involved vehicle, a 34-year-old Hayward resident, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The roadway for north and south-bound traffic of San Pablo Avenue remained closed in the area for the investigation.
Per Contra Costa County protocol, San Pablo Police Department is jointly investigating this incident with the District Attorney’s Office and the assistance of the California Highway Patrol. The identities of the involved parties are being withheld pending family notifications. This is an active investigation and anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the San Pablo Police Department at 510-215-3150. All callers can remain anonymous.