Contra Costa County
A San Pablo man was arrested late Sunday evening following a fiery crash that left 3 people dead. At about 10 PM a 1971 Chevrolet Camaro, travelling eastbound at high speed on San Pablo Dam road near El Sobrante, left its lane and sideswiped a Honda Civic in the westbound direction. The driver of the Camaro, 28 year old Justin Gardner, lost control of the vehicle, and hit a tree.
The three passengers were trapped in the vehicle, which burst into flames. They were unable to escape and died at the scene. The victims were a 26-year-old San Pablo man, a 23-year-old Richmond woman and a 24-year-old San Pablo woman. Their names have not yet been released.
The driver, Gardner, was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the car. He is being treated at John Muir medical center for moderate injuries. He has also been arrested for suspicion of DUI.
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Posted on 8/19/15 on behalf of O'Connor, Runckel and O'Malley LLP