Driver dies in Dougherty Valley crash

SRPD: High speed, wet roadway were factors in afternoon crash

One person died in a solo-vehicle crash in the Dougherty Valley on Saturday afternoon after driving at high speeds amid wet conditions on Bollinger Canyon Road before losing control, veering off the thoroughfare and striking several roadside trees, according to a San Ramon Police Department spokesperson.

The driver, whose identity was not released, was the only person in the vehicle and no other cars were involved in the crash, according to Lt. Cary Goldberg.

The incident was first reported to police at 12:03 p.m. on Bollinger Canyon Road between Harcourt Way and Watermill Road in the Dougherty Valley, Goldberg said.

A witness told police they saw a silver vehicle traveling at high speeds westbound on Bollinger Canyon before it veered off the roadway and hit several trees on the north shoulder of the road, Goldberg said.

Police and fire officials responded to the scene and found the driver dead inside the vehicle, Goldberg said. The identity of the driver had not been confirmed as of mid-afternoon Saturday.

Preliminary investigation findings indicate speed and wet road conditions were factors in the fatal crash, according to the lieutenant.

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