The Wilder Road offramp in Orinda was closed after a fatal crash reported at 4:54 a.m. Thursday.
Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District crews called to the area by a report of a multi-vehicle crash found an overturned pickup truck with the occupant trapped inside. Traffic was re-routed around the scene as crews worked to free the motorist.
The California Highway Patrol subsequently reported that a red Ford Ranger pickup truck had driven off the road and overturned, its roof slamming into a metal light pole.
The Ford sustained major damage and its roof was crushed. The truck’s 60-year-old driver, a Brentwood man, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the events leading up to it is asked to contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980.