The driver who died when her compact car hit a pump truck head-on early Thursday on Highway 4 was an 18-year-old Livermore woman, authorities said Friday.
Leilani Lake died at the scene Friday following the crash just east of the Balfour Road exit in Brentwood. The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office identified her publicly.
The wreck was the third fatal incident on the highway since March 27. Sixteen people died a year ago in incidents on Highway 4, but there had been a five-month stretch without one before this recent flurry.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 5:50 a.m., when the Toyota Corolla that Lake was driving east crossed the double-yellow lines and smashed head-on into the truck going west.
The truck driver was not injured, the CHP said.
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