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Coroner identifies Concord father, musician as victim in weekend fatal collision

The Contra Costa County coroner’s office has identified 40-year-old Concord resident Luis Rabanal-Smith as the man who died in a two-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon on Saturday night.

The crash was reported at about 8 p.m. Saturday about a quarter-mile north of the Bollinger Canyon Road off-ramp from southbound Highway 680, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Courtesy of Wendy Garden via GoFundMe Luis Rabanal-Smith, 40, of Concord was identified as the victim in a fatal collision on Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon, Calif. Saturday, May 23, 2020.

One vehicle ended up in the far right traffic lane and the other ended up on the right-hand shoulder. Rabanal-Smith was trapped in one of the vehicles when CHP officers and paramedics arrived.

A GoFundMe page created at https://www.gofundme.com/f/por-polly-nicolas-e-hijos to help Rabanal’s family had gathered nearly $16,000 as of Tuesday morning.

In comments on GoFundMe and Facebook, friends and family described him as a dedicated father and talented keyboardist who actively played in a heavy metal cover band.

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