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Walnut Creek Man Who Died In Crash Identified

October 29, 2018 - 9:35 am

WALNUT CREEK (KCBS RADIO) - A 45-year-old man killed in a four-car collision allegedly caused by a drunk driver in Walnut Creek last week was identified as Hector Garza, the Contra Costa County coroner's office said.

Garza, a resident of Walnut Creek, was driving on South Broadway near Interstate Highway 680 at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the crash happened, police said.

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A car driven by a suspected drunken driver, 35-year-old Jessica Martin of Tennessee, collided with Garza's car and two other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction, police said.

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Martin suffered moderate injuries and was taken to John Muir Medical Center, where she was later arrested. A passenger in her car also suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized, according to police.

A young child in Garza's car suffered major injuries and was hospitalized. Updated information on the child's condition was not available Tuesday. A GoFundMe page was set up to help with the Garza Family through the difficult time.

The driver of another vehicle had to be extricated by firefighters and was taken to a hospital with major injuries, and the driver of another car suffered minor injuries and was also hospitalized, police said.

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