San Pablo crash fatality ID’d as Richmond resident


By Zach Chouteau

A woman who died in the first of two tragic collisions on westbound Interstate Highway 80 in San Pablo early Monday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office as Lindche Tran, 25, of Richmond.

Tran was driving a Honda Accord at about 4 a.m. on the morning of July 3 that lost control and spun out into the center median. The car came to rest facing the opposite direction and with its lights out, CHP Officer Matthew Hamer said.

As she was leaving the car, a Dodge Charger approached and collided with the Honda and Tran, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The two occupants of the Dodge were transported to a hospital with minor injuries, Hamer said. The crash shut down the highway until around 6:10 a.m.

In the ensuing accident, motorcyclist Nicholas Brown, 35, of Fairfield—also going in the westbound direction—was killed after being struck by a big rig truck around 6:22 a.m. in the same vicinity.

Brown was initially hit by the large truck before being struck by another vehicle and sent to the pavement. The truck continued going, with Brown was pronounced dead on the scene. At last update police were still seeking the big rig driver, said Officer Hamer.

Anyone with information about either incident is urged to contact the CHP’s Oakland office at (510) 450-3821.

The Bay City News contributed to this report.