Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a wrong-way crash on an East Bay freeway last week.
The California Highway Patrol said a 78-year-old Concord woman ended up on Interstate 80 driving west in the eastbound lanes when she crashed into a car driven by 46-year-old LaShun Curtis, of Elk Grove on Jan. 8. The CHP originally said the victim was a Vallejo resident.
The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office released Curtis’ identity Monday morning.
According to the CHP, it received reports around 12:30 a.m. that a Toyota Camry was going the wrong way on I-80. About 10 miles later, the Camry smashed into a Ford Focus near the Pinole Valley Road exit.
Curtis was driving the Ford. A passenger in his car suffered moderate injuries but survived the wreck, the CHP said.
The woman was hospitalized at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The CHP did not have an update on her condition Monday morning and has not said whether she will face criminal charges. She is expected to survive, the CHP said.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Latest News
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