Martinez teen perishes in accident

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez teen died after his vehicle collided with a tree Tuesday night.

At 7:36 p.m. on Sept. 27, Martinez Police were dispatched to the area of Alhambra Avenue and Benham Drive, near Foothills Park, where a vehicular accident had occurred. When officers arrived on scene, they found a sole occupant trapped inside the vehicle. Medical personnel were dispatched to the scene to assist with rescue efforts.

Attempts were made to provide medical aid to the driver, however, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver was identified as 18-year-old Martinez resident, Randy Hendrickson.

Preliminary police reports and witness statements indicate Hendrickson may have been traveling at a high rate of speed. It is unknown as of presstime if drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.

The incident is under investigation by Martinez Police. Officers from the Contra Costa Regional Traffic Team have also been called to assist with the investigation.

Any witnesses to the collision or anyone with information about the incident is asked to please call Cpl. Mike Estanol at (925) 372-3440.

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