Update: Elderly man dies after crash into HWY 680 center divider

CONTRA COSTA CO. (BCN) — An elderly motorist died in a crash into Interstate Highway 680’s center divider early this morning near Martinez, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At 2:33 a.m., the CHP received a call about a single-vehicle crash on northbound Highway 680 north of Pacheco Boulevard in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

It was reported that an Infiniti was traveling the wrong way on the highway’s northbound lanes near the center median before crashing into the highway’s concrete center divider, according to the CHP.

The 85-year-old Mill Valley man, whose name has not yet been released, was trapped inside his seriously damaged vehicle, according to the CHP.

He suffered major injuries in the crash and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for treatment. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the CHP.

Three lanes were closed on the highway until around 4 a.m. while debris from the accident was cleared, according to the CHP.

CHP officials said the crash is still being investigated. It has yet to be determined whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

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