April 3, 2009

Concord man killed on Walnut Creek freeway frontage road

Update: The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office identified the man killed in Friday's early morning crash in Walnut Creek as Brian McGhee, 36, of Concord.

A man, about 30, was killed early Friday when his pickup crashed head-on into a delivery truck traveling in the opposite direction on Camino Diablo.

Walnut Creek Lt. Mark Perlite says that his department and other police and fire agencies responded to a report at 1:55 a.m. of an injury accident in the 2700 block of Camino Diablo.

Police learned that a pickup truck traveling west on two-lane Camino Diablo crashed head-on into a delivery truck going eastbound. For a reason still under investigation, the pickup drifted into the eastbound lane and crashed into the delivery truck.

The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene; his identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The driver of the delivery truck was not injured.

Camino Diablo is a frontage road that runs along the north side of Interstate 24, just west of the 24/680 interchange.


Anonymous said...

Not surprised someone was killed on this road. I work nearby and there have been a couple accidents. People drive really fast. And during the day you have people trying to go in and out of businesses.

Anonymous said...

You all should go over to They've completed the accident investigation without leaving home.

Sorry...I just can't stand the endless speculation at the expense of a dead man and his family.

The rest of us will just have to wait until the official results are published.

HoodRatMatt said...

i saw this happen last night. the poor wife (or girlfriend) walked up to the accident not knowing what happened...she lost sad.

on a side are SUPER hot, soccer mom. are you single??