Two people died in separate traffic accidents in what turned out to be a lethal day in Martinez Wednesday, the latest crash reported at approximately 8:12 p.m. on eastbound SR-4 at the Alhambra Avenue offramp.
A Pinole man was killed in an earlier crash on westbound SR-4 at Alhambra Way at approximately 3:42 p.m.
In both incidents drivers appear to have driven off the roadway for unknown reasons. While no mention of possible cause was given for either fatality area roads have been slick after steady rainfall throughout the day.
In the latest crash, a 53-year-old Pittsburg man died after losing control of his Lexus sedan, the car rolling and ejecting the driver.
Contra Costa CHP officials said the victim was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek but was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.