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Danville Man Dies After Pleasant Hill Freeway Crash

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A Danville man died after his pickup truck left Highway 680 at around 8:58 a.m. Tuesday, striking two other cars before eventually coming to rest partially inside an unoccupied home.

The 77-year-old victim was unconscious and unresponsive inside his white Ford F-250 when bystanders and first responders reached him, according to the CHP.

In the initial investigation, it appears that the man was traveling on southbound I-680 just south of Monument Blvd. when, for unknown reasons, he veered to the right across the lanes and struck two vehicles, a Ford Edge and a Hyundai Sonata. (Both of those drivers were uninjured and vehicles sustained minor damage).

The white Ford truck continued to veer right and drove off the roadway and through a cyclone fence. The driver continued across Contra Costa Blvd. and collided into an unoccupied house next to the St. Vincent du Paul center.

Emergency personnel on scene immediately began life-saving procedures and CPR and he was quickly transported to John Muir hospital in Walnut Creek for his life threatening condition, according to the CHP.

While at the hospital, the male driver was pronounced deceased. At this time it is unclear if the driver died from his injuries from the collision or a medical condition.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation and if anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP.

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  1. I drove by that. Very sad. Sounds like maybe he had a heart attack or something? My condolences to his family.

    • Yes. It appears there may have been a precipitating medical event but it may take a bit to know for sure…

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