Man arrested after 3 car collision leaves 19-year-old driver dead

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A man driving under the influence hit two cars and left a teenage driver dead on Sunday night in Concord.

Around 9:28 p.m. a three-vehicle crash was reported on State Route 4 eastbound at Willow Pass Road. 

The three cars were a Chevrolet Chevelle, a Nissan Sedan, and a Mitsubishi Lancer.

Officials say that when they got to the accident, the 19-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi had already died. 

The teenager has not been identified at this time.

According to authorities, the driver of the Chevrolet was driving under the influence and was later arrested. 

That driver has been identified as 46-year-old Willie David Hamlin from Antioch. 

Investigators say he was speeding eastbound on SR-4 when he veered into the metal guardrail on the right of the road. 

Officials say Hamlin then veered back into traffic hitting the Nissan causing minor damages. 

The 44-year-old driver of the Nissan did not need to seek medical attention.

Authorities say Hamlin then continued to cross to the number one lane where he collided with the Mitsubishi, later killing the teenager. 

Hamlin was taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek suffering from major injuries, but non-life threatening.

After conducting a DUI investigation, CHP arrested him for felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter. 

Hamlin is still in the hospital for treatment but CHP will take him into custody once he is released. 

This collision is still under investigation and if anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980.



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