Officers searching for suspect in Antioch hit-and-run crash that killed 2 brothers

The tragic hit-and-run accident in Antioch, California, on December 22, 2023, led to the untimely deaths of two young siblings, aged 12 and 13. The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of W. 6th Street and G Street. Officers responding to the scene found two vehicles involved in the collision.

The vehicle carrying the two boys was reportedly hit by a black SUV, which was traveling northbound on G Street and sideswiped the blue vehicle traveling eastbound on W. 6th Street. After the collision, the boys were transported to local hospitals but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries.

The driver of the black SUV fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind. Witnesses described speed and reckless driving as contributing factors to the incident. A witness at the scene helped the father of the two boys, who was believed to be driving their car, to remove one of the children from the vehicle. The Antioch Police Department has appealed to the public for any information that might aid their investigation.

This hit-and-run accident reflects a broader issue of road safety and the devastating impact of reckless driving. The loss of two young lives in such a manner is a stark reminder of the consequences of irresponsible driving behaviors. The Antioch community and the families involved face a difficult period of mourning and seeking justice for this senseless tragedy.

The Antioch Police Department’s investigation into this incident is ongoing, with efforts focused on identifying and apprehending the suspect responsible for the hit-and-run.

Such incidents often galvanize community efforts to improve road safety and enforce stricter measures against reckless and irresponsible driving. The Antioch Police Department encourages anyone with information about the accident to come forward to assist in their investigation​