Pedestrian killed in Concord crash

CONCORD — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Highway 242 in Concord early Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release.

CHP officers responded to a crash on southbound 242 south of Clayton Road around 5 a.m.

A burgundy Tesla Model 3 traveling in the fast lane struck a pedestrian in the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Tesla, who remained at the scene and is cooperating with police, was not injured.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information is urged to contact the CHP’s Contra Costa area office at (925) 646-4980 or email

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