The Contra Costa Times reports that a 40-year-old Walnut Creek woman and her 5-year-old daughter survived a head-on crash that killed the woman's husband and the driver of the other vehicle on Saturday.
According to the Times, the 43-year-old Walnut Creek man was identified by friends and family as Darren Brown. His wife, Victoria Brown, and daughter, Bethany Brown, were hospitalized--Victoria Brown in serious condition. The little girl was not seriously hurt and released from the hospital Monday.
The crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Madera County, about 25 miles north of Fresno. The family was riding in a pickup truck that for reasons still under investigation crossed into traffic coming from the opposite direction. The family's pickup crashed head-on into an oncoming pickup truck. Both trucks caught fire. The Walnut Creek man died, and passers-by pulled the mother and daughter from their pickup. The driver of the other pickup died in the fire.