Napa Woman, 23, Killed in East Bay Crash

She was a passenger in a car that was hit by a motorist who had been reported to CHP as a possible drunk driver before the crash. By Bay City News Service.


A man from Antioch was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and killing a passenger when he crashed into another car on eastbound state Highway 4 in Concord Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fatal crash was reported at 10:43 p.m. on eastbound Highway 4 just west of Solano Way, the CHP said. A 32-year-old Antioch man was driving his 1999 Honda Accord on the highway when he made an unsafe lane change, crashing into a 2004 Mazda 6 driven by a 29-year-old Napa resident, according to the CHP.

A 23-year-old woman also from Napa was a passenger in the Mazda.

The collision caused the Mazda driver to lose control and travel off the roadway where the car collided into a light pole, according to the CHP.

The Mazda continued down a dirt embankment where it came to a rest in a dirt field south of the highway and west of Solano Way. The 23-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic, while the driver in the Mazda was taken to a hospital for broken ribs and vertebrae and internal bleeding, according to the CHP.

The Antioch man, the only person in his car, stopped his Honda in the center median and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and manslaughter, the CHP said. The suspected drunken driver complained of pain to his wrist following the collision.

The Honda had earlier been reported to CHP dispatch as a possible drunken driver.

By Bay City News Service.

MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 01, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Not all Breaks should be taken at the sametime. Funny I can not get my Credit card to work on the other site
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 01, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Mark, I don't understand how you can accuse others of being rude, yet I when I offered to translate it, and you call me "smarmy"? The reason it won't translate on a program is because he used 'short cuts' in his spelling, similar to the way people do when they text. My offer was sincere, and I have a feeling that perhaps Ms. Maria Anayas family or friends speak both English and Spanish, and the commenter was posting for them. IMHO. He said "Everybody who drinks, please don't drive because it provokes accidents. The life of a great friend that I went to school with has been taken, and has left another gravely injured in the hospital at the fault of a drunk. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE." On a personal note, my daughter and her boyfriend know the young man in the hospital, and we all have him in our thoughts and prayers!
Mark Mathews September 01, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Not rudeness per-Se, rather I read the probable implication into your post, since I thought you would already HAD translated it "for" me. Taking you at your word, if you DID mean that honestly, then I apologize, and thank you for translating that foreign language sentence for me. I already did receive the “gist” of it when trying to translate it previously, using a number of internet programs, which all failed miserably. Yes indeed; prayers to the family of the deceased, and the family of the perpetrator of the murder, plus a hopefully swift and hard justice to the perpetrator of it all.
Belle (Orchid Lady) September 01, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Mark- I'm sorry that my post came off 'taunting'? I really meant it, but I wasn't sure you even wanted to know what it said, or if you were just angry someone posted in Spanish. Anyways I'm always happy to help. The translating programs won't help if the words aren't spelled right, but many people, whether they mean to or not, use "K" when writing/texting, as a shot cut for 'qu' as in "k paso" (what happened) in stead of que paso. Don't know if that helps, but a future tip, the letter "K" is almost never used in the Spanish language, it's always "que, cue,".
Tim Fertiny September 01, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Hey RepubliKid, Sorry to hear your credit card isnt working, I am sure P.S. had something to do with it....By the way I took up a collection from the bloggers here, we will cover your cost to stay @ the Register and keep Glenroy company LOL LOL


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