In a very rough night on local roads Martinez police were called out Tuesday after witnesses reported a car striking a tree in the area of Alhambra Avenue and Benham Drive.
Witnesses reported seeing one person motionless behind the wheel at 7:36 p.m. Officers arrived on scene and found the driver trapped inside the vehicle. Medical personnel were also dispatched to the scene to assist with rescue efforts.
Attempts were made to provide medical aid to the driver; however he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver was identified as Randy Hendrickson, an 18 year old male from Martinez.
Preliminary reports and witness statements indicate Hendrickson was possibly traveling at a high rate of speed. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. This case is currently under investigation. Officers from the Contra Costa Regional Traffic Team were called to assist with the investigation. Should you have witnessed this collision, please call Cpl. Mike Estanol at (925)372-3440.