Update 1:30 p.m. 

One person died and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Vasco Road, south of Walnut Boulevard, in Byron on Nov. 25.

A Ford F-350 with one occupant traveling northbound and a Toyota Corolla with two occupants traveling southbound collided head-on at 5:52 a.m, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release.

The driver of the Toyota , identified as Bryan Lopez-Islas, 22, of Vallejo, died  at the scene, while a passenger in the vehicle was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The Ford’s driver suffered major injuries and was also transported to the hospital, the CHP said. 

The CHP is investigating the cause of the crash, the agency said. Any witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact the Contra Costa County CHP in Martinez at 925-646-4980.



One person died and others were injured in a three-vehicle collision on Vasco Road east of Walnut Boulevard in Byron early Thursday morning, according to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.

The crash occurred at about 5:51 a.m., the district said in a social media post.

Two medical helicopters were dispatched to the scene.

The district did not divulge the number of victims in the crash, nor was the identity of the deceased victim disclosed.

Vasco Road was closed near the accident scene for roughly 3 1/2 hours, but it reopened as of 9 a.m. 

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