Two families are dealing with the aftermath of a devastating car crash that killed a woman and injured six other people on a road known for accidents.
The crash happened at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the edge of Brentwood in eastern Contra Costa County when a mini-van broadsided a silver Charger at Vasco and Marsh Creek roads.
“I could tell how ugly it was and it usually is out here on these streets, high speed, lot of weekend traffic,” said Brentwood resident Mark Aiken.
The impact of the crash knocked out a traffic pole and forced officers to direct traffic for several hours.
The van was carrying a family of six, a man, his pregnant wife and four children, when the crash happened.Investigators say according to witnesses, the woman driving the Charger ran a red light.
“We highly encourage people to pay attention to the traffic signals and stop at red lights,” said California Highway Patrol officer John Fransen. “We have a real problem out here with people stretching the yellows into oranges or not even stopping for the reds at all.”
All three adults were airlifted here to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.The woman driving the charger did not survive.
The children were rushed to Oakland Children's Hospital.Investigators are looking into whether distracted driving or other issues may be to blame.
“We will look if impairment was involved or perhaps there was a medical issue that happened,” Fransen said.
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