Two boys killed in fatal hit-and-run in Antioch Friday night

The victims’ car involved in the hit-and-run near the corner of W. 6th and G Streets in Antioch Friday night, Dec. 22, 2023. Photo courtesy of Art Ray, Bay News Video.

By Lt. Rick Martin, Investigations Bureau, Antioch Police Department

On Friday, December 22, 2023, at approximately 11:30 p.m. Antioch Police Officers responded to the intersection of W. 6th Street and G Street on a report of a traffic collision with injuries. Officers arrived and located two vehicles involved. One of the vehicles involved had two juvenile males inside (12 and 13 years old, both from Antioch). Both juveniles were transported by AMR ambulance to local hospitals. Both succumbed to their injuries and were later pronounced deceased.

The other driver involved fled on foot leaving the vehicle behind.

Con Fire personnel works to shut off broken fire hydrant at scene of fatal hit-and-run on Dec. 22, 2023. Photo courtesy of Art Ray, Bay News Video.

We are withholding the names of the decedents until proper family notifications have been made. It appears speed and reckless driving were factors in this incident. (See video of accident scene posted on X by Henry K. Lee of KTVU)

UPDATE: Asked who was driving the victim’s car, Sgt. Rob Green responded, “We are still working on that. The vehicle does not have current registration, but we are working with video.”

No further information will be provided at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Lieutenant Rick Martin at (925) 779-6972 or the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441.

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

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