Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 10:58 pm in Lafayette.
Lafayette Police received reports of reckless driving on Pleasant Hill Road around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. When police responded, they found that the vehicle had crashed into a tree and a utility pole, sparking a fire.
The driver of the vehicle, Charles Silverman, 28, of Concord, was rushed to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, but he was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.
Southbound Pleasant Hill Road was closed down to traffic while police investigated the crash. According to PG&E, 651 customers lost power when the vehicle crashed into the utility pole.