Car Crashes into Tree on Highway 4 at Cummings Skyway Killing its Passenger
MARTINEZ, CA (July 6, 2020) – A passenger died following a car accident Monday evening in Martinez, CHP officials said.
The crash happened around 9:40 p.m. on eastbound Highway 4, just east of Cummings Skyway.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2014 Jeep Laredo was traveling east when for unknown reasons, it went off the roadway and slammed into a tree.
Emergency crews arrived and found two people inside the car. The female passenger suffered severe injuries and died at the scene.
Paramedics transported the driver, a 28-year-old man, to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
The coroner’s office later identified the passenger as Alma Olivarez, 18, of Pittsburg.
It is still unknown if speed, drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
CHP officials are still investigating the incident.
We hope the loved ones of Alma Olivarez are surrounded by steadfast and comforting support during this difficult time.
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