Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department investigators look for proof at the scene of an accident in the parking lot beside the La Finca Restaurant in Bay Point, Calif., on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
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Members of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department investigate the scene of an accident in the parking lot beside the La Finca Restaurant in Bay Point, Calif., on Saturday, May 2, 2015
A Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department investigator takes a measurement at the scene of an accident in the parking lot alongside the La Finca Restaurant in Bay Point, Calif., on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
BAY POINT — The driver of a truck backed into a crowd of people in a parking lot early on Saturday, injuring at least nine human being, including one that later on died at a hospital, authorities said.
The driver backed right into the crowd “at a high price of speed” about 1:50 a.m. in the parking lot of La Finca Restaurant in the 700 block of Port Chicago Highway, according to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office.
The injured were taken to four various hospitals. A womale taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek later passed away, sheriff’s spokesguy Jimmy Lee sassist. Two cars were also hit, Lee shelp.
The suspect arrested was Martin Bretado-Munoz, 21, of Bay Point, who was taken into custody by police shortly after the accident.
The fatality was identified as Laura Sanchez Gomez, 24, a UC San Francisco cafeteria worker from San Pablo, shelp her sister-in-regulation, Agnes Sereda, of Antioch.
By Saturday afternoon, a maketransition memorial of candles had actually been placed in the parking lot, where family members members had gathered.
Sereda, who is married to Sanchez Gomez’s brvarious other Ricarcarry out, said the young woguy was through friends at the time of the accident.
“She was a young girl, she was just getting began in life,” Sereda shelp, recalling that once the evening began, Sanchez was dressed up, “She was going out, she was happy. She had actually her high heels on.”
Security guards detained the suspect until deputies arrived. The driver was arrested and also booked right into County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of car manslaughter and also felony DUI charges.
“I can’t believe it. We’re still in shock,” sassist Ricarcarry out Sanchez Gomez, pointing to the spot in the parking lot wbelow his sister had actually been. “I still feel her presence right here. She was always the loud and fun one.”
Esteban Fernandez, the restaurant manager, sassist La Finca plans to host a memorial occasion and also fundraiser next week on behalf of Sanchez Gomez.
The household has started a GoFundMe web page digital at http://bit.ly/1QaOECk to assist cover the price or her memorial company and also burial.
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David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him at 510-208-6453. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt. Staff writer Joyce Tsai contributed to this report.
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