UPDATE: The victims of a fatal car crash Monday afternoon have been identified as Elham Pirdavari, 51, the driver of the vehicle that was struck, and passenger Mahindokht Dowlati, 72. Both were residents of Danville.
Pirdavari was pronounced dead at the scene at Sycamore Valley Road and Brookside Drive by San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District emergency personnel.
Dowlati was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.
According to a family member who posted on Patch, the two were mother and daughter.
"They were both very close to me. Don't be quick to blame. Let's just work together to make sure we drive safe and keep dangerous drivers off the road and to not let this happen again. This is just absolutely horrible. Thank you for everyone's thoughts and prayers," wrote A.G.
Danville Police Lt. Jeff Moule said the incident occurred at 4:18 p.m. Monday. A red truck driven by a Walnut Creek man westbound on Sycamore Valley Road collided with Pirdavari's vehicle, believed to be an SUV, traveling southbound on Brookside Drive.
Life Flight medical helicopters landed at the Park and Ride facility off of Sycamore Valley Road and took the westbound driver and Dowlati to area trauma centers.
The driver, a 32-year-old who police did not yet want to identify, was taken to Eden Valley Medical Center in Castro Valley. His condition is unknown as of Tuesday morning.
Sycamore Valley Road was closed in both directions to all traffic, from Camino Ramon to Old Camino Tassajara, until after midnight while officers conducted an on-scene investigation.
Lt. Moule said no charges have been filed, pending the completion of the investigation.
“It’s going to be a long process to investigate,” he said.
Danville Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the crash contact them immediately at (925) 314-3700.
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Patch will update this story as it continues to develop.