Two teens dead, driver injured when she fell asleep on the wheel

MARTINEZ (KRON) — Two people died early Sunday morning in a solo crash collision in unincorporated Contra Costa County. The driver of the vehicle is suffering from major injuries and has been transported to John Muir hospital, according to Sergeant Ken Martin.

The driver was unable to make a turn, the car came off the road, and she hit a tree. The two passengers were dead at the scene, according to Martin.

The driver told Contra Costa County CHP that she fell asleep and the last thing that she remembers is that she was driving 60 miles per hour.

This collision occurred on Franklin Canyon Road, just east of McHarry Ranch Road, according to CHP.

Alcohol or drugs don’t seem to be a factor at this point, Martin said.

It appears that all three females that were in the car are high school students, ranging from the ages of 16 and 17 years old.

Statement from Paul Gengler Principal of College Park High School:

The College Park High School Community is deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the loss of two or our students and the injuries of a third student. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families at this difficult time. College Park High School and Mt. Diablo Unified School District will have grief counseling available for both students and staff beginning Monday morning to assist our students with this tragic loss. We have informed our staff and parents via email early this evening that grief counselors will be available to assist them through the grieving process.

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