A 27-year-old Concord woman was arrested on suspicion of felony Driving While Intoxicated and Vehicular Manslaughter after the car she was allegedly driving the wrong way down I680 struck a northbound vehicle – killing the two people inside.
Sunday’s crash in the northbound lanes of I680 near El Pintado killed Nettie Perkett, 46, and Taurean Lee, 26, both of Antioch. Friends said the pair were coworkers on their way home after their shift.
CHP investigators said they received reports of a wrong-way driver traveling south in the northbound lanes at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, arriving to find that a 2020 Ford Fusion driven by Camille Vera Anne Kimball, 27, of Concord had struck a 2012 Honda Civic head-on north of El Pintado Road.
Kimball was located and detained, police and firefighters determining she had suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash. Perkett and Lee were both declared dead at the scene, according to the CHP.
Police said the victim vehicle was struck by another car after the initial crash but that no injuries resulted in that collision.
Kimball was detained and transported to John Muir hospital, the CHP investigating and eventually arresting her for felony DUI and Vehicular Manslaughter. Due to her injuries, the CHP said, Kimball was admitted to the hospital and is expected to remain there until discharged into police custody for booking into the county jail.
The Highway Patrol is asking anyone who witnessed the collision, the wrong way Ford Fusion vehicle prior to the collision, or the events leading up to the collision, to contact their Martinez office at (925) 646-4980.