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Woman, baby killed after head-on crash in Concord

A woman and baby were killed in a head-on crash in Concord on Friday night, police said.

An officer driving east on Willow Pass Road saw the crash at the Kinne Bridge overcrossing adjacent to the former Concord Naval Weapons Station around 11 p.m., according to police.

The officer called for additional units and emergency crews rendered aid to a baby girl, police said.

She was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

A woman who may have driven one of the vehicles involved in the crash was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Based on a preliminary investigation, a SUV and large sedan were driving in opposite directions and crashed head-on, police said.

Both vehicles sustained major damage in the collision, according to police.

Five people from both vehicles were transported to hospitals for major injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

The identities of the woman and baby have not been released pending notification of their next of kin, according to police.

Willow Pass Road is closed at the Kinne Bridge overcrossing as police investigate the crash. The roadway is expected to reopen around 8 a.m., police said.

Police are looking into whether alcohol was a factor in the collision.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Concord police Officer Ken Carlson at (925) 603-5931.
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