Three dead in highway collisions in Contra Costa County

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Three people are dead after two separate highway collisions in Contra Costa County. 

Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, a deadly crash kills two. The incident occurred on Highway 4 near Baypoint. Two people were killed after their GMC pickup truck hits a Volkswagen and veered off the roadway. 

Both passengers were thrown from the truck and died, police said.

Another crash kills one on Sunday morning at Highway 242 in Concord. Two people were traveling in the southbound lanes in a Nissan Sentra when they hit a guardrail. 

The passengers were thrown out of the car and suffered major injuries. Investigators said the driver was killed. 


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