MARTINEZ, CA -- Gerardo Harquin admitted to the police he was totally at fault, causing the head-on collision, killing a Concord mother and her baby daughter. This was according to testimony given by a police officer on Tuesday.
Officer Kevin Mansourian, a Concord policeman, testified on day 2 of Harquin’s trial on murder charges. He was asked about the interview he conducted with the defendant several hours after the accident while he was in the emergency room of a local hospital. The officer said that the defendant told him he sensed his SUV was drifting towards the left as he bent over to adjust the volume on the radio. That was when he glanced up to find he was driving on the opposite side of Willow Pass Road and going “the wrong way,” describing the head-on collision with the Dodge Charger as imminent.