A man who died in a three-car collision near Brentwood on Monday afternoon has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Antun Niksic.
The collision on Vasco Road south of Camino Diablo Road was reported at 1:48 p.m.
A 21-year-old Oakley resident was driving a 1999 Subaru Outback south on Vasco Road when he lost control and veered into the northbound lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol.
He struck a 1998 Mercedes head-on, causing major injuries to the driver and passenger, both 67-year-old residents of San Ramon.
The Outback then swerved back into the southbound lanes and struck a third vehicle, a Pontiac Tans Am driven by a 20-year-old woman from Watsonville.
The Outback then burst into flames.
Niksic, who had been driving the Mercedes, was killed in the crash, and the female passenger was transported to John Muir Hospital with major injuries.
The driver of the Outback suffered major injuries and was also taken to the hospital.
Alcohol and drugs is not believed to be a factor in the collision, the CHP said.
Vasco Road was closed until shortly after 5 p.m. while CHP officers investigated.
--Bay City News