Antioch woman shot and killed while driving on Hwy 4 in Concord

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Police in the East Bay are investigating three separate freeway shootings from the past three days, one of them deadly. 

On Saturday afternoon, a freeway shooting on Highway 4 in Concord turned deadly. 

CHP was investigating a silver Honda that had driven off the road and hit a guardrail on eastbound Highway 4 at Port Chicago Highway. 

Officers found the bullet holes on the driver’s side door. 

The woman behind the wheel, 25-year-old Destinee Hillery from Antioch, died at the scene. 

She was the only person in the car. 

On Monday, Caltrans crews worked to replace the guardrail on the Willow Pass off-ramp.

The investigation into this shooting may end up benefiting from a network of cameras that have been installed along Highway 4 and Interstate 80. 

This network equipment is meant to aid investigators — They include cameras, shot-spotter technology and license plate readers that were put in place after a number of freeway shootings on freeways in the East Bay. 

They are also in place on the Interstate 80 corridor, although law enforcement won’t specify how many there are or where they are placed for security reasons.  

It’s a network that’s been coming together over the last several years and right now the wireless backbone of the system is going in. 

This will send all of the intel being picked up into a Central Command Center in Pittsburg.

The system is expected to be fully operational in June and it won’t end there. 

Mary Knox, the Senior Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County tells KRON4 that she is continuing to apply for state and federal grants in order to get more equipment installed and continue to increase coverage on the roadways.  

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