Zakiya Thomas Killed in Car Accident

[Walnut Creek, Ca.] Zakiya Thomas Dies after Fiery Car Accident on Highway 680 in Walnut Creek.

Vehicle lost control on Interstate 680 exit ramp

Walnut Creek, CA (September 1, 2020) An accident happened on August 25, 2020. Furthermore, it was on a Tuesday evening at around 10:40 P.M.

Zakiya Thomas, 18 years old, was identified on Monday by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office. Also, she was only one of three people who died.

According to the California Highway Patrol,  the car accident occurred in Walnut Creek by the North Main Street off-ramp near Highway 680.

Next, the Pontiac Grand Prix was being driven by Zakiya Thomas. She was driving at a high rate of speed. As a result, the car unexpectedly swerved off the highway.

Moreover, the car swerved into roadside vegetation and head-on into a tree.

Furthermore, the collision with the tree caused the car to catch fire. Thus, the three occupants remained trapped inside. Unfortunately, Zakiya Thomas was among them.

Additional details regarding the accident are currently unavailable.


To the family and friends of Zakiya Thomas, we can’t begin to imagine what you are going through and our sincerest condolences go out to you.


Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.

Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.

This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings. 

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