Driver hurt, passenger killed in Vallejo crash


A 23-year-old man died and a 22-year-old man suffered major injuries following a collision in Vallejo Thursday evening, according to police.

At about 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of a collision involving multiple vehicles in the 500 block of Sonoma Boulevard, police said.

There, they found two vehicles that collided and also struck parked cars.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2002 Honda Accord driven by the 22-year-old, lost control in the northbound lanes, crossed a double-yellow line and collided with a 2018 Dodge Challenger heading south. The two vehicles then struck two cars parked along the curb, according to police.

The 23-year-old victim, a passenger in the Honda Accord, sustained severe injuries. He was given treatment, however, he died at the scene.

The Honda’s driver was taken to a hospital with major injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Challenger, a 23-year-old old Vallejo man, suffered minor injuries and also taken to a hospital.

The fatal vehicle collision marks the first this year in Vallejo, police said.

The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer James Melville at (707) 648-4014 and refer to case number 18-149.

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