Juan Benitez has been identified by authorities as the deceased in an accident that occurred in Pittsburg in Contra Costa County on April 15. Mr. Benitez, 19, was driving a vehicle on Railroad Avenue at what authorities say was a high rate of speed at around 2:20 a.m. when it crashed into a pole and ricocheted into the Contra Costa Canal where authorities say it was submerged for as long as 20 minutes. First-responders were able to pull the young man from the wreckage and he was rushed to an area hospital where he tragically died not long afterwards. Authorities are investigating the deadly accident.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time.

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