Woman killed in crash on Pittsburg-Antioch Highway

Bay City News
Friday, October 23, 2015

PITTSBURG, Calif. -- A 25-year-old Pittsburg woman died Thursday night after the car she was in spun out of control and struck a utility pole, forcing the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway's closure overnight, Antioch police said today.

Around 10:47 p.m., Antioch police officers were working on an assignment near E. 14th and Columbia streets in Pittsburg, when they spotted a speeding Lexus, according to police.

The Lexus was traveling east on E. 14th Street. Police attempted to catch up with the Lexus, as it continued onto the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, police said.

Just after passing Loveridge Road, the driver of the Lexus apparently lost control and struck the pole, causing the vehicle to roll and land on its roof.

Two of the vehicle's occupants were ejected from the Lexus and the third occupant was able to free himself and crawl out, according to police.

Medical crews attempted life saving measures on one of the victims, but were unsuccessful. The woman was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The vehicles' two other occupants, two male Antioch residents ages 21 and 26, were both transported to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, according to police.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Police have made no arrests.

The Pittsburg-Antioch Highway between Loveridge Road and Vern Roberts Circle was closed overnight as police investigated. It was expected to reopen around noon today.