Driver in fatal crash identified

August 28, 2009 10:40:07 PM PDT
The driver killed in a solo-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 680 in Concord on Thursday night has been identified as Cesar Sandoval Flores of Vallejo, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

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Flores, 35, was in the northbound lanes of the highway near Concord Avenue about 9:20 p.m. when he lost control of his Chevrolet Silverado, according to the California Highway Patrol. The car went over an embankment and flipped onto its top, CHP officers said.

Flores was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was completed this morning and toxicology reports are pending, said Contra Costa County sheriff's Sgt. Bryan Reynolds.

An adult male passenger was hurt in the crash, and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Reynolds said.

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