The man whose life ended after his pickup went off State Highway 4 in Martinez, California, has been identified as Quanah Souza, a 24-year-old resident of El Sobrante. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identification on Thursday, October 8th.
According to the California Highway Patrol car accident report, officers responded at the crash site around 3:04 a.m. on Sunday, October 4th. The incident happened on the highway’s westbound lane, east of the Pine Street and Center Avenue interchange.
Investigators said that their preliminary inquiry uncovered that Souza traveled in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado when he drove off the roadway’s north side. He went through a fence, and the vehicle rested on its wheels on the frontage road, Arnold Drive.
The Chevrolet then burst into flames, killing the victim at the scene. The investigators are still investigating to find out what led to the crash. Anyone who witnessed it should contact the highway patrol’s Contra Costa area office on the listed line.
Vehicle fires are as deadly as structural fires, and they occur with or without a traffic accident. Thus, car owners must ensure they have adequate information on preventing automobile fires while in transit or after a crash.
Have the car inspected annually by trained professional technicians, check for any malfunctioning parts, hanging electrical wires, and get them fixed. Watch for fluid leakage beneath the vehicle, observe the temperature gauge frequently, and ensure the cap is set securely after refueling.
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