We are saddened to have to report that Alhambra Avenue between John Muir Road and Alhambra Valley Road in Martinez is currently (4:10 p.m.) closed in both directions due to a fatal accident investigation.
Police and fire personnel were called to the area shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday with readers writing of a grinding, head-on collision in the area, at least one driver in serious condition as help arrived.
A brief statement issued by the Martinez Police Department later in the evening stated:
On 04/19/2019 at 14:38 hours, Martinez Police Department Officers responded to a report of a head on traffic collision on Alhambra Ave. at Alhambra Valley Rd. Officers arrived and located two involved vehicles. Both vehicles were occupied by a single driver.
One 60 year old male was found unresponsive behind the wheel. Officers attempted life saving measures but the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other driver, a 64 year old female, was transported to John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected but the investigation is ongoing.
The name of the deceased is being held pending notification of neck of kin.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Ofc. Tyrone Wah.