1 Killed, 4 Injured in Antioch Crash on Somersville Road Near Highway 4
ANTIOCH, CA (May 25, 2021) – A car crash killed one person and injured several others on Somersville Road in Antioch.
The incident began when a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed along the 2000 block of Somersville Road from Buchanan Road.
Antioch police said its driver, a 73-year-old Antioch man, continued through the intersection of Delta Fair Boulevard and then crossed the median.
He slammed head-on into another car that was going south at the time. The impact forced his vehicle into another southbound car near Highway 4.
Multi-Car Collision Near Delta Fair Boulevard
Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced an occupant in the speeding vehicle, a 68-year-old woman, dead at the scene.
The elderly driver sustained moderate injuries while his other passenger, a 56-year-old woman, suffered life-threatening injuries. The two motorists in the southbound cars survived with minor wounds.
Medical personnel took the four patients to a hospital for treatment. The names of the deceased and wounded victims have not been yet released but officials identified all of them as Antioch residents.
Meanwhile, officials forced the off-ramps from both directions of Highway 4 at Somersville Road to shut down following the wreck. The cause of the fatal Antioch crash is still under investigation.
Anyone with information can call the police at 925-778-2441 or texting-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.
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