Speeding driver killed on I-680 Saturday is identified

CHP believes alcohol caused driver to veer off freeway at high speeds

A man who died in a crash early Saturday morning on Interstate Highway 680 in Danville has been identified as 30-year-old Juan Sandoval-Gomez, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

Sandoval-Gomez, a Sacramento resident, was speeding north on I-680 around 6 a.m. when he braked suddenly for traffic north of El Cerro Boulevard and lost control of his black 2002 Lincoln Navigator, California Highway Patrol officer Tom Maguire said.

The car veered off the highway and went up an embankment, striking an electrical box and rolling multiple times, Maguire said.

Sandoval-Gomez was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, Maguire said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger, Gilroy resident Christian Gutierrez, 25, was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.


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Posted by Reminder
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2009 at 9:36 am

Wear your seat belt -- your life may very well depend on that simple "click".

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Danville
on Mar 20, 2009 at 10:00 pm

to the person with no sympathy thats rude

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Posted by stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 21, 2009 at 11:47 pm

speeding + no seatbelt = darwin nominee

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 22, 2009 at 8:14 am

Stacey is a registered user.

The above post is not mine.

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