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CHP investigating fatal crash on Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek

The driver of a Toyota sedan died after veering off a freeway on-ramp and into a guard rail on Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

Investigators were trying to determine why the 29-year-old man, from the Winnetka neighborhood of in Los Angeles, lost control of his car while heading onto northbound Interstate 680 at the North Main Street on-ramp just before 10:10 a.m. He died at the scene.

A Pittsburg man who was in the front passenger seat needed to be cut free by paramedics and was hospitalized with major injuries at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, the CHP said.

The North Main Street on-ramp was closed during the crash investigation, the CHP said. The far right lane reopened around 11 a.m. and a severe traffic alert was lifted.A second crash involving two cars happened in the same area about 20 minutes after the solo crash, but nobody in that wreck was injured, the CHP said.No other information was available immediately. — Rick Hurd, Staff LIVERMORE Photo of suspect in Livermore car theft released on social media An image of a man suspected of stealing a vehicle […]

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