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Fatal Crash On Taylor Blvd. At Withers Ave. In Lafayette Thursday

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An 81-year-old Hercules man was killed in a two-car, rollover accident on Taylor Blvd. in Lafayette Thursday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Contra Costa County Coroner’s office identified the man as Dongwhan Oh. The crash, reported at around 2:55 p.m. and involving two trucks on Taylor at Withers Ave., turned already slow traffic attempting to maneuver around working grass fires in

Photo: Thomas Raeth
Photo: Thomas Raeth

Moraga and Clayton into a parking lot as local police and California Highway Patrol officers attempted to sort out events leading up to the crash.

Officers said Oh was driving a 1967 pickup truck going northbound on Taylor and was attempting to turn west onto Withers when he collided with a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by a 19-year-old Pleasant Hill man who was traveling south on Taylor and was turning onto Withers.

The collision rolled the Dodge but caused only minor injuries to its driver. Investigators said Oh’s Chevy truck struck a 2007 Toyota driven by a 74-year-old Lafayette woman who was stopped for a red light at the intersection, Fransen said. She was not hurt.



  1. If it was going to happen it would happen in that area. Speed and a trick curve combined with a driver perhaps unfamiliar with the area might have led up to it. Condolences to the mans family

  2. Drove past it along with a lot of others and it was awful to see. For a brief time at least a few people slowed down. That was about the only good thing.

  3. Mr. Oh was such a great man showing God’s love and passion. He always helped people in needs. He got the accident while helping people.

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