A 28-year-old Concord woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a grinding collision in the 2100 block of N. Main Street early Saturday, a crash that killed one woman and seriously injured a male companion.
In a release issued late Saturday, Walnut Creek police said they’d arrested Briana Day of Concord for Driving Under the Influence Causing Injury and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter while Intoxicated. Day was booked at Martinez Detention Facility on $300,000 bail. The case will be presented to the District Attorney for review this week, according to police.
Day was allegedly behind the wheel of a pickup truck that collided with two pedestrians walking on the east sidewalk of N. Main Street near Pine Street at approximately 1:50 a.m. The truck went on to strike a cement pillar. One of the pedestrians Day was suspected of hitting was transported to the hospital with major injuries while the other was pronounced dead at the scene.
No information was given on what, if any, injuries Day may have sustained in the crash. She was released after making bail overnight.
Relatives of a local woman have posted gofundme information to this site, identifying her as the person killed in the crash and asking for money to offset funeral costs. That identification could not be officially confirmed.
North Main Street was closed in both directions between Pringle and the N Main St. split for several hours after the crash.