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Boy dead, two people hospitalized after Contra Costa County crash

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Boy dead, two people hospitalized after Contra Costa County crash

Contra Costa County, California – Head-on crash in Knightsen in unincorporated eastern Contra Costa County left a boy dead and two people hospitalized.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Ford pickup truck crashed with an Acura sedan around 5:30 p.m. on Sellers Avenue, south of Delta Road.

The driver of the Acura, a 16-year-old boy from Brentwood, died at the scene. The only other person in the car, a 15-year-old boy, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, the CHP said.

The driver of the pickup, a 19-year-old man from Discovery Bay, was hospitalized with major injuries.

The CHP said it appears the Acura was traveling southbound on Sellers, a two-lane road, and veered across the double yellow lines into the northbound lane, directly in the path of the oncoming Ford pickup.

It’s not known whether alcohol or drugs were a factor but the wreck is still under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or events leading up to it and have not already spoken to CHP may contact the Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980.

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