VIDEO: Man arrested in Concord hit-and-run crash that killed 2 children, bail set at $500K


CONCORD (KRON) — The California Highway Patrol has arrested a 35-year-old man accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children in Concord on Friday night, officers said.

Lemuel Sirvonn Wilson Jr. is in custody on the following charges:

  • 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide
  • Hit & Run causing great bodily injury
  • Driving on a Suspended/Revoked driver’s license causing injury

Bail is set at $500,000.

The crash happened on Highway 4 in Concord.

Around 10:55 p.m., a silver 2004 Infiniti sedan was traveling west on Highway 4 and took the Solano Way off-ramp.

A gray 2006 Dodge Durango was traveling on the on-ramp from Solano Way to westbound Highway 4, which is adjacent to the off-ramp.

CHP officials said the driver of the Infiniti allegedly drove off the off-ramp, slamming into the left rear of the Dodge.

The collision was so severe the Dodge was allegedly pushed to the edge of the on-ramp and the Infiniti crashed through a dividing fence and stopped just feet from the front door of Kinder’s restaurant, according to CHP officials.

A 10-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy were ejected from the Durango and died at the scene.

A 3-month-old restrained in a car seat suffered major injuries and was taken to Children’s Hospital Oakland, according to the CHP.

The children’s 35-year-old mother suffered major injuries and was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CHP officials said.

According to witnesses, Wilson allegedly ran across the highway toward a nearby drive-in movie theater on Solano Way at Arnold Industrial Place.

Witnesses said Wilson was allegedly covered with blood, with injuries to his head and face, according to CHP officials.



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