Car collision kills 1, severely injures another in Orinda

A man has died, and a woman is suffering from life-threatening injuries after their car crashed into a tree near Orinda, officials said.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the adult female driver and the adult male passenger were traveling eastbound on SR-24 near Oak Hill Road when the car, a Toyota Yaris, left the roadway and collided with a tree in the center median, CHP of Contra Costa said.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to a hospital with severe injuries. 

Authorities are asking for those who may have witnessed the accident to contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980 to assist in their investigation.