Two people died and a third person was critically injured in a head-on, two-vehicle collision in San Pablo early Thursday, police said.
Police responded to El Portal Drive near Glenlock Street around 12:42 a.m. and found a BMW containing a man and woman and a Chevrolet Camero containing one man. Despite life-saving efforts, both occupants of the BMW died at the scene, police said.
The occupant of the Chevrolet, a 20-year-old Richmond resident, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
“The preliminary investigation found the BMW was traveling eastbound on El Portal Drive when it side swiped a truck traveling the same direction,” police said. “The BMW subsequently veered into the westbound lane of El Portal, colliding head-on with the Chevrolet Camaro.”
El Portal Drive between Glenlock Street and Fordham Street was temporarily closed during the investigation. The roadway was reopened at 9 a.m.
It is unknown if intoxication is a contributing factor at this time.
The identities of the involved parties are being withheld pending family notifications.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the San Pablo Police Department at 510-215-3150.