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* Hercules Coronor Identifies Christopher Walker As Man Killed In Possible Street Race

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Update CLICK HERE * Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Walker Was Killed In An Alleged Contra Costa Co. Street Race

A man who was killed Wednesday when he crashed into a power pole in Hercules during an apparent street race was identified today by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office as 23-year-old Antioch resident Christopher Walker.The crash happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the area of Palm and Sycamore avenues. Police said Walker was driving a red Chevrolet Camaro when he crashed into the pole as he raced another vehicle, possibly a four-door Nissan Sentra. Walker, who was alone in the Camaro, was pronounced dead at the scene.The crash blocked access to Interstate Highway 80 and state Highway 4 from Sycamore Avenue until about 5 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.The downed power pole temporarily caused 5,400 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers to lose power in the Hercules area, PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.Most customers had their power restored by 4:30 p.m., she said.The Sentra involved in the crash is believed to be a new model with dealer plates. Anyone with information on the Sentra or its driver is asked to call Hercules police at (510) 724-1111.

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  • There are very few people on this earth as kind and wonderful as Chris Walker was. I really admired him. My Prayers to his family. I will certainly miss his kind way.

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