An El Sobrante man was killed in a lone vehicle crash on westbound Highway 24 east of Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette on Monday.
The 57-year-old driver was behind the wheel of a white GMC Sierra when witnesses said he veered across all lanes of traffic and up the embankment north of the roadway at about 4:38 p.m.
The GMC then collided with the metal pole, crushing the truck’s cab and the driver inside. The motorist was pronounced deceased at the scene.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision but it is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980.