Officials ID Woman Killed After Crashing Into Utility Pole

Lizbeth Acosta of Richmond died on Tuesday night.

A driver who was killed in a solo crash into a utility pole in Richmond on Tuesday night has been identified as a 23-year-old woman, a Contra Costa County coroner's deputy said today.
Lizbeth Acosta of Richmond was driving a green Ford Mustang at high speeds on Garrard Boulevard past West MacDonald when she lost control of the car and struck the utility pole, according to police.
Acosta, the only person inside the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. Richmond police spokeswoman Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said she could not confirm reports that the young woman had been involved in a street race at the time of the deadly crash.

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"Speed was definitely a factor but we can't confirm that she was involved in anything like that," Abetkov said.
Neither drugs or alcohol were believed to be factors in the crash, she said. The wreck caused a power outage that left 743 PG&E customers without power for over an hour, according to the utility.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Richmond police at (510) 232-1214 or (510) 232-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip.

—By Bay City News


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