Byron, CA (October 7, 2018) – A driver suspected of DUI was arrested Sunday morning, October 7th, after his vehicle crashed on Byron Highway and killed his passenger, the California Highway Patrol said. Authorities report that the incident occurred in the early morning at around 2:17 a.m., when the suspect, identified only as a 25-year-old Brentwood man, was speeding in his Dodge Magnum and drove off the highway into a traffic signal pole. The immense damage from crash had split the vehicle in half, according to CHP. An unidentified passenger in the vehicle was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by officials. The suspect, name pending release, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and held in custody after release, CHP said. Authorities continue investigations and urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Contra Costa CHP at (925) 646-4980.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto collision, AA-Accident Attorneys P.L.C. strongly encourages you to call our car accident attorneys at (888) 607-1425 for a free consultation. Our highly skilled and experienced attorneys will provide you with the best legal representation and guidance that you need. Our offices are conveniently located throughout California and we conduct regular travels in the region to meet with clients. Reach out to us directly to speak with a car accident attorney whenever you need one!