Zakiya Thomas Killed in Fiery Walnut Creek Crash on East Bay Freeway


Zakiya Thomas Killed in Walnut Creek Crash on I-680 in Fiery 

Zakiya Thomas Killed in Walnut Creek Crash on I-680 in Fiery

Walnut Creek, California – Zakiya Thomas, 18, of Antioch has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner as one of the three people killed in a traffic collision in Walnut Creek on Tuesday night.

The other occupants were Dimitri Washington, 47, of Oakland and Terri’nae Williams, 18, of Oakland.

At about 10:40 p.m. August 25, the three were in a Pontiac Grand Prix that possibly took the exit of the North Main Street off ramp from northbound I-680 at a high rate of speed. 

The vehicle went off the roadway and crashed head-on into a tree then caught fire.

The driver and two passengers were all killed in the crash.

The CHP is conducting an investigation into the accident.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.