Teen Fatally Injured in Head-on Collision
BRENTWOOD (June 4, 2018)- Emily Alarcon Reyes, 17, of East Palo Alto, has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner as the passenger who died in a collision between a white 2016 Jeep Compass and a tow-truck on Vasco Road just south of Walnut Boulevard.
The fatal crash took place about 2:22 p.m. on Monday, June 4. The teenager was riding in the Jeep driven by a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old passenger and they were traveling northbound on Vaso Road. The Jeep’s driver crossed the broken-yellow lines to pass slower-moving traffic and straight into the path of a tow truck driver where the two vehicles crashed head-on, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The impact caused the Jeep to veer off the roadway and into a grass field where it became engulfed in flames. Reyes suffered major injuries in the crash and was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center, but she later died at 3:37 p.m. the same day.
A second passenger in the Jeep, a 21-year-old man, suffered a broken leg and femur. He was airlifted to Eden Hospital for treatment.
The San Francisco man who was driving the Jeep and the tow-truck driver both suffered minor injuries.
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Police are investigating this collision and reviewing evidence. At this time it appears that the driver of the Jeep may be at fault and liable for the death of his passenger and injuries to others.
We offer our prayers to all those affected by this crash.
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