Authorities on Tuesday identified two women and a man killed last week in three fatal crashes in five days on Contra Costa County’s deadliest highway.
The three fatal crashes occurred in Crockett, Discovery Bay and Pittsburg along State Highway 4 and bring to 17 the number of people who have died on the highway this year. There were 14 fatal accidents.
The total since January 1, 2021 is 51 deaths in 42 fatal wrecks, an average of approximately one fatal accident every three weeks.
The California Highway Patrol is still searching for the driver who failed to stop following a collision around 11:40 p.m. Friday near Newport Drive in Discovery Bay. This wreck killed Beverly Sweeney, an 87-year-old pedestrian from Discovery Bay. She died on the spot.
The CHP has not released any public information about the vehicle that struck Sweeney and asked anyone with information to contact its office at email@example.com or 925-646-4980.
About 16 hours after Sweeney’s death, the driver of a gray Dodge Charger traveling west lost control near the Mc Ewen Road exit in Crockett and overturned. The crash ejected Kevin Parilla, 31, of Concord, who died at the scene.
On Nov. 13, the driver of a burgundy Honda Accord left the right shoulder while eastbound in Pittsburgh and struck a concrete wall and median at the Railroad Avenue exit. Authorities identified her as Nancy Avila Cervantes, 28, of Antioch.
The CHP is still awaiting toxicology reports to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash.