One person has been killed and another suffered major injuries in
a crash of a vehicle that was apparently trying to evade a sheriff's deputy
just outside of Clayton Friday morning, according to the California Highway
Around 8:15 a.m., a car was being pursued by a Contra Costa County
sheriff's patrol vehicle when it crashed into a tree located near a trailer
park on Marsh Creek Road near Clayton, CHP Officer Guillermo Garcia said.
One of the two occupants inside the car was killed in the crash,
while another was transported to a hospital with serious injuries, Garcia
The patrol car did not crash and no sheriff's personnel were
injured, the officer said.
Garcia said he did not know what prompted the pursuit.
Officials from the sheriff's office were not immediately available
to comment on the case.