RICHMOND -- One man was killed and three others including two children were injured late Thursday in a car crash believed to have involved alcohol, police said.
According to Richmond Lt. Andre Hill, around 11:45 p.m. a woman identified as 36-year-old Chanetta Flanagan was driving her white sedan south on San Pablo Avenue between Hilltop Drive and Stanton Avenue when she veered to the right and struck a tree.
The force of the collision crushed the roof of the car.
One of the passengers, Flanagan's 39-year-old boyfriend, Harold Mason Jr., was declared dead at the scene, Hill said.
Two girls, ages 3 and 5, were sitting in the back seat. The 3-year-old was in a car seat, but the 5-year-old was not, Hill added. Both were listed in critical condition at Children's Hospital Oakland with major injuries.
Hill said Friday that the 3-year-old's condition has been upgraded to stable, while the 5-year-old's condition has not changed.
Flanagan was also injured and was at an area hospital recovering Friday before being released into police custody.
Hill said alcohol was a factor in the crash and that charges against Flanagan are still being determined.
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