One killed in suspected DUI crash on Byron Highway

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One died after a suspected drunk driver plowed into a dirt embankment on Byron Highway Saturday night. 

According to the California Highway Patrol, they received reports of a crash around 11:07 p.m. on Byron Highway, just south of Clifton Court. 

A Chevrolet Suburban with two people inside was headed south on the highway when it steered off the roadway and crashed into a dirt embankment. 

The passenger was pronounced dead when CHP and the emergency crew arrived, while the driver sustained major injuries and was taken to the hospital. 

The investigation suspects that the driver has been driving under the influence. 

The crash is still under investigation, and anyone who witnessed the crash or knows anything about the events is asked to contact CHP Contra Costa in Martinez at 925-646-4980 or email your contact information to 320Investigations@chp.ca.gov and an officer will reach out.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.