Tag: fatality

Martinez woman killed while crossing downtown RR tracks

Martinez woman killed while crossing downtown RR tracks

| April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 36-year-old Martinez woman has died after being hit by an Amtrak train as she crossed the Union Pacific railroad tracks Tuesday in Martinez’s downtown area. The woman, identified by authorities as Marolyn Sullivan, was on the tracks near Escobar Street and Marina Vista Avenue about 7:05 p.m. Tuesday when she was struck by a […]

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Antioch woman dies in Highway 4 shooting

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 25-year-old Antioch woman died Saturday as the silver Honda she was driving crashed into a guardrail on eastbound California Highway 4 near Willow Pass Road. However, investigators also discovered bullet holes on the driver side of the car, according to the California Highway Patrol. How she died has not been determined, according to the […]

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Couple arrested in neglect-related death of woman’s father

Couple arrested in neglect-related death of woman’s father

| March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a 77-year-old Martinez man, which Martinez Police said appears to be a case of elderly neglect. The two are identified as Edmund Phillip St. John, 49, and Laura Ann Lawrence, 50. In a statement released Tuesday through Capt. Aaron Roth, the […]

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Woman dies after collision on Highway 4

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman whose car crashed on eastbound California Highway 4 Monday night died after she was struck after she ran across the highway, crossed the center metal guard rail and tried to cross the westbound lanes, according to an announcement by the California Highway Patrol. The incident began about 8:26 p.m., when Contra Costa California […]

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Man dies in Howe Road collision

| December 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A 37-year-old man died Thursday night after a passenger car collided with a parked commercial vehicle on Howe Road, according to a statement from Martinez Police Department. The statement, issued by Sgt. Patrick Salamid and Chief Manjit Sappal, said officers were sent to the 800 block of Howe Road after the department […]

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Inmate’s death under investigation

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The death of a 61-year-old inmate in the Martinez Detention Facility is under investigation by both the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s office, said Jimmy Lee, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office. The inmate, identified Monday as Dwight Dunn and described as a transient from Concord, was […]

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Martinez woman charged in bicycle fatality

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez woman has been arrested and charged in connection with a Tuesday evening collision that killed a 42-year old Hercules bicyclist, California Highway Patrol Officer Brandon Correia said Thursday. Christopher Rey Bunag was riding his bicycle about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday on San Pablo Avenue west of the restaurant The Dead Fish […]

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Driver dies at Wednesday Night Drags in Sonoma

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 75-year-old Napa man died after his car crashed during the season opening Wednesday Night Drags this past week at Sonoma Raceway, Diana Brennan, vice president of communications and marketing, said in a track statement after the accident. The man has been identified in a statement from Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s […]

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Police shooting death ruled ‘suicide’ at inquest

| April 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Police Shooting Death Ruled ‘Suicide’ At Inquest By Donna Beth Weilenman Martinez News-Gazette Reporter Special to the Benicia Herald The death of Benicia man who was shot by Vallejo police last year in Richmond at the conclusion of a high-speed chase was ruled a suicide, a jury at an inquest in Martinez […]

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