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Walnut Creek Police Department
Wednesday November 1st, 2017 :: 05:26 a.m. PDT


Walnut Creek Police Department Press Release Regarding a Fatal Traffic Collision at Treat Blvd/Sheppard Rd

Chief of Police Thomas Chaplin
November 1, 2017

For Immediate Release

WCPD Case Number: 17-35662

Date / Time Occurred: 10/31/17 2119 Hrs

Location: Treat Blvd / Sheppard Rd

Crime Description / Code: Fatal Traffic Collision

Suspect(s): N/A

Suspect Vehicle(s): N/A

Press Release Prepared By: Sgt L. Herrington ________________________________________________________

On 10/31/17 at 2119 Hrs WCPD, CHP, and Contra Costa Fire personnel responded to a rollover traffic collision on Treat Blvd near Sheppard Rd. Upon arrival one driver of a Toyota SUV was found to have moderate injuries while the driver of a Ford sedan was trapped and ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene by CFD paramedics. The identity of the deceased driver is withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Multiple witnesses as well as corroborating physical evidence indicate the Ford sedan was travelling WB Treat Blvd at a high rate of speed before it lost control, rolled, and entered the opposite lanes of traffic.

The final cause of the collision will be determined after toxicology by the Coroner’s office is complete to determine if alcohol or drugs played a part. Walnut Creek PD traffic investigators will also be conducting further investigation to identify any other factors in this collision.

Witnesses with additional information can contact Walnut Creek PD Dispatch at 925-943-5844.

Walnut Creek Police Department
1666 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-943-5844

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