CONCORD, Calif. -- A suspect in the double fatality crash on state Highway 4 in Concord Friday was officially taken into custody early Sunday morning on suspicion of crimes including vehicular homicide, the California Highway Patrol said.
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Lemuel Sirvonn Wilson, Jr., 35, was taken into custody at 12:35 a.m. on suspicion of two counts of vehicular homicide, hit and run causing great bodily injury and driving on a suspended/revoked driver's license causing injury, according to the CHP.
Wilson's bail has been set at a half-million dollars, the CHP said. He was taken into custody after many stages of the investigatory process, according to the CHP.
The CHP noted, "Although Wilson is in CHP custody, our investigation continues and he is innocent until proven guilty."
Two San Pablo children died, a third was hospitalized with major injuries and their mother was hospitalized in the hit and run crash on Highway 4 in Concord late Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Around 10:55 p.m., a silver 2004 Infiniti sedan was traveling west on Highway 4 and took the Solano Way off-ramp.
A gray 2006 Dodge Durango was traveling on the on-ramp from Solano Way to westbound Highway 4, which is adjacent to the off-ramp.
CHP officials said the driver of the Infiniti allegedly drove off the off-ramp, slamming into the left rear of the Dodge.
The collision was so severe the Dodge was allegedly pushed to the edge of the on-ramp and the Infiniti crashed through a dividing fence and stopped just feet from the front door of Kinder's restaurant, according to CHP officials.
A 10-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy were ejected from the Durango and died at the scene. A 3-month-old restrained in a car seat suffered major injuries and was taken to Children's Hospital Oakland, according to the CHP.
The children's 35-year-old mother suffered major injuries and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CHP officials said.
Witnesses described a driver who fled the crash as a black man with a lanky build, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall, with short black hair and wearing a gray or dirty white shirt, blue jeans and black shoes, CHP officials said.
According to witnesses, Wilson allegedly ran across the highway toward a nearby drive-in movie theater on Solano Way at Arnold Industrial Place.
Witnesses said Wilson was allegedly covered with blood, with injuries to his head and face, according to CHP officials.
The CHP said anyone who witnessed the incident and has additional information should call the CHP Communication Center at (707) 551-4100.
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