One man died and another was seriously injured in a rollover crash reported at Taylor Boulevard and Withers Avenue – near Dinosaur Hill – in the city of Pleasant Hill Saturday. Taylor Boulevard remains closed as this is written (12:28 p.m.) as officers investigate the cause of the crash.
Pleasant Hill police and the California Highway Patrol were advised of a two vehicle traffic collision on southbound Taylor Blvd, just north of Withers Avenue at about 10:14 a.m. Saturday. Officers determined that a Toyota minivan collided with a Lexus sedan, which caused the Lexus to overturn. A male passenger in the front right seat of the Lexus was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was later identified as Donald Brown, 83, of Pleasant Hill.
In the initial investigation, it appears that the solo female driver of the Toyota minivan was traveling southbound on Taylor Blvd and for unknown reasons, the driver veered from her lane to the left and her Toyota collided with the Lexus sedan, subsequently causing the Lexus to overturn. Brown was partially ejected from the Lexus. The driver and another passenger of the Lexus both sustain non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to John Muir Walnut Creek Hospital. The driver of the Toyota minivan was uninjured.
Alcohol or drugs are not a factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation and if anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980.
Taylor Boulevard remained closed in both directions while investigators went over the crash site, local residents using Reliez Valley Rd. and Pleasant Hill Rd. to skirt the closure.