At 10:26 am Thursday, Antioch Police and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a major vehicle crash on James Donlon and Contra Loma in the City of Antioch.
It was reported that two vehicles were fully involved and at least one person ejected from a vehicle and one person still inside a burning vehicle.
By 10:34 am, Antioch Police Department officers arrived on scene reporting one person was still possibly in a vehicle and another person was in the roadway. They also reported one person was deceased.
As of 10:36, Contra Costa County Fire confirmed at least 1 person dead. 1 person was transported to a local hospital.
The roadway is shut down.
Antioch Police Press Release (6:30 pm)
- FILE: 22-004862
- INCIDENT: Fatal Crash
- DATE OF INCIDENT: July 14th, 2022
- TIME OF INCIDENT: 10:23 AM
- LOCATION: James Donlon Blvd/Contra Loma Blvd.
- VICTIM: Male (early 20’s)
On Thursday July 14th, 2022, at 10:23 AM, Antioch Police responded to a report of a car fire near James Donlon Blvd and Contra Loma Blvd. As officers arrived, it was determined that a vehicle had collided into a tree, then into another vehicle traveling in the same direction. The collision caused one of the cars to catch fire. One of the drivers died as a result of injuries, sustained in the crash. The other driver and a passenger were treated for minor injuries.
The Antioch Police Department Traffic Unit responded and took over the investigation. It was determined though witness statements that both vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed on James Donlon Blvd., prior to the crash. The case is still in preliminary stages and pending further investigation.
Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Blumberg at (925) 779-6900, ext. 85444 or by emailing [email protected]. Anonymous tips or information can sent via text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.
Previous Crashes on James Donlon Blvd:
- April 17, 2022: Update: Man Dies After Striking Tree in Antioch While Possibly Racing Another Vehicle
- May 26, 2021: Antioch: Vehicle Crash Shuts Down James Donlon Blvd Friday Morning
- Feb 24, 2021: Updated: Antioch Police Investigating In-Custody Death on James Donlon Road
- Oct. 13, 2020: Antioch: Bicyclist Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle on James Donlon Blvd
- Feb 16, 2020: Antioch Update: 18-Year-Old Female Dies in James Donlon Vehicle Crash
- Feb 15, 2020: Antioch: Driver Injured in Rollover Crash on James Donlon
- Aug 24, 2019: Antioch: 16-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Crash on James Donlon
- July 15, 2019: Antioch: Motorcyclist Airlifted to Local Hospital After Crash on James Donlon
- April 14, 2019: Antioch: Three Suffer Major Injuries After Vehicle Strikes Wall on James Donlon
- Nov 21, 2018: Antioch: 4 Injured in Vehicle Crash on James Donlon, 2 Medical Helicopters Requested