Concord

Woman, baby killed in head-on crash

Police are investigating a fatal wreck after a woman and a baby were killed in a head-on crash in Concord late Friday.

At 10:57 p.m., an officer driving east on Willow Pass Road saw the wreck at the Kinne Bridge overcrossing near the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, police said.

The officer called for additional units and responding Contra Costa County firefighters gave aid to a baby girl, police said.

The baby was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

A woman who may have driven one of the vehicles involved in the crash was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

It was not immediately known what caused the crash. But police said that according to a preliminary investigation, an SUV and large sedan were driving in opposite directions and struck head-on. Both vehicles suffered major damage in the collision, police said.

Five people from both vehicles were transported to hospitals for major injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

The identities of the woman and baby have not been released pending notification of relatives.

Police were investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the wreck.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff

Antioch

Police: Person fatally shot on Sycamore Drive

A person was fatally shot Friday night along Antioch streets, police said.

Officers were called at 9:30 p.m. to 2300 Sycamore Drive for a report of shots being fired, Capt. Robin Kelley said.

Responding officers found a male on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Kelley said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect or motive were immediately known, Kelley said.

Police said the shooting remains under investigation.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff

Pinole

Man escapes car before collision with train

A man jumped out of his car just seconds before it was struck and demolished by an Amtrak train late Friday.

Firefighters were dispatched just before 10 p.m. to the Tenant Avenue railroad crossing for a report of a train crash, Battalion Chief Steve Akre said.

Responding crews found that a late model Mercedes-Benz had been struck by a westbound Amtrak train on or near the railroad crossing.

The Mercedes came to rest at the center of the crossing, Akre said.

Firefighters found that the solo occupant of the Mercedes had exited the vehicle before the collision, Akre said. He was not injured.

Neither was anyone aboard the train.

Although the train was not significantly damaged, Akres said the Mercedes was totaled. Crews remained on scene for several hours cleaning up spilled fluids and debris from the car.

The crash remains under investigation by Pinole Police, Amtrak and Union Pacific PD.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff

San Ramon

Third suspect in burglary ring arrested

San Ramon police arrested a third suspect Friday after a San Ramon man came home and found burglars in his backyard, police said.

The burglary occurred about 8:45 a.m. Monday in the 2600 block of Derby Drive. When the victim returned home, two suspects ran and escaped in a white Nissan Rogue. Two other suspects, 19-year-old Marquis Parker of San Francisco and a 16-year-old Bay Point boy, hopped fences through the neighborhood. Police arrested them at a nearby home.

The investigation led police to search suspect Tylek Farley's Bay Point residence on Delta View Drive on Wednesday. A SWAT team assisted.

Police found weapons, a large amount of stolen property and evidence linking the suspect to burglaries in San Ramon, Pittsburg and Danville.

On Friday, prosecutors charged Farley with burglary and receiving stolen property; Parker was charged with burglary. Parker was being held on $20,000 bail at County Jail in Martinez. Jail records did not show Farley as being in custody.

-- Samantha Clark, Staff