Deadly highway crash in northern California
(MENAFN) A wrong-way car crash on Highway 24 in Orinda City of Contra Costa County, northern California causes the death of two people and injury of five others, local KRON4 TV channel reported late Sunday.
35-year-old driver of a Saturn and his male passenger were heading eastbound in the westbound lanes between Fish Ranch Road and Wilder Road in Orinda city when the accident occurred as said by California Highway Patrol (CHP) sources.
Police said that their car crashed frontally with a Toyota car was driven by a 25-year-old driver, with four male passengers aboard going in the westbound direction on Highway 24. The passenger in the Saturn died immediately and the driver died later from injuries at a hospital.
All the five occupants of the Toyota experienced minor injuries and were treated at local hospitals. The Toyota driver went through an alcohol and drug tests and he was clear.
According to the TV report, Police assumed that the driver of the Saturn was maybe under the influence of alcohol or drugs through the time of accident.
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