Credit: KPIX CBS SF Bay Area
BRENTWOOD, CA (May 6, 2019) – Jose Guadalupe Munoz Padilla was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver on Highway 4, just East of Balfour Road.
The California Highway Patrol was alerted of the fatal accident around 4:35 p.m. Padilla, a 51-year old man from Ripon in San Joaquin County, was pronounced dead at the scene after Jan Kristian Gyllstrom crossed over the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic, slamming his 2018 Honda SUV into Padilla’s 2013 Toyota Corolla.
Gyllstrom was not injured in the crash, and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. Highway 4 was closed shortly after the accident and reopened again around 6:30 p.m.
Contra Costa CHP in Martinez has asked anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them at 925-646-4980.
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