Pittsburg woman killed, two Antioch men injured in car accident on Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Thursday night

By Acting Lieutenant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 10:47 PM, two Antioch Police Officers in an Antioch Police car were working a stolen vehicle assignment with allied agencies. At this time they saw a Lexus traveling eastbound on E. 14th Street near Columbia Street in the city of Pittsburg. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and as the officers attempted to catch up to the Lexus, it continued eastbound in the 2700 block of the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway. Shortly after the Lexus passed through the intersection of Loveridge Road the vehicle went out of control, struck a telephone pole, rolled and came to rest on its roof. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle and a third was able to free himself and crawl out.

Life saving measures were attempted on a 25-year-old female Pittsburg resident, but were unsuccessful and she was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. The two other occupants are both male and residents of Antioch (ages 26 and 21). They were both transported to an area hospital where they were admitted and expected to recover from their injuries. No other vehicles were involved in this collision. No arrests have been made as the case is still under investigation.

Due to a downed PG&E pole the road wass closed until approximately noon, Friday.

The case is still being investigated by the Antioch Police Department, Pittsburg Police Department and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. No further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Vanderpool with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6988. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

6 Comments to “Pittsburg woman killed, two Antioch men injured in car accident on Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Thursday night”

  1. Karl dietzel says:

    I will say it again.
    There should be serious discussion to stop high speed
    Pursuits .

  2. Arne says:

    a) They were in a stolen car
    b) They evaded the police
    c) They were speeding
    d) They paid the price for their criminal actions!

    • Aaliyah says:

      You’re very wrong and she had a 2 year old son and she wasn’t even driving she was trying to get out of the car and the car was not stolen.

  3. Aaliyah says:

    Ya’ll don’t even know what happened all that is wrong and arne you’re wrong

    • Reginald Jamal Brown says:

      No you’re wrong Aaliyah. Your supposed to be passed away. I don’t like it when dead people post. It’s just weird.

  4. Nancy Fernandez says:

    High speed chases are justified sometimes as is shooting a gun. I do not want to take either option away from our police officers anywhere. I trust they are educated, trained and smart enough to know when. I do have a son who is an officer in California and know he knows the rules.

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