Woman Dead in Police Pursuit Crash on Highway 4 [Antioch, CA]

Woman Dead in Police Pursuit Crash on Highway 4 [Antioch, CA]
Woman Dead in Police Pursuit Crash on Highway 4 [Antioch, CA]

Fatal Antioch Car Crash on Highway 4

ANTIOCH, CA (February 14, 2023) – A woman was dead after a pursuit led to a crash on Highway 4 on Tuesday, February 7.

According to the California Highway Patrol, it was at about 2:40 p.m. when they were dispatched to Highway 4 near the Contra Loma Boulevard on-ramp.

Based on a report, a CHP officer was trying to pull over a gray Saturn SUV on the eastbound lane of Highway 4 near the Bailey Road exit.

However, the SUV continued driving and did not stop. A pursuit was initiated and the SUV tried to exit at Contra Loma Boulevard. Soon after, the vehicle sped through a traffic light and went eastbound again by racing up the on-ramp.

As a result, the SUV crashed into a tanker truck. Due to the impact, the woman had to be freed from the wreckage.

Responders confirmed that she succumbed to her injuries and died.

The driver of the tanker was not injured, officials added.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District crews, and other authorities were also at the scene to respond.

At this point, the Highway 4 on-ramp was unavailable for public use.

Those who have any information may contact the CHP Contra Costa office at 925-646-4980.

Our sympathies go to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased.

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