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Pleasant Hill Man Dies In Highway 24 Crash, Dog Survives

SUV seen moving erratically prior to single-vehicle Tuesday crash in Orinda, CHP investigators said.

Investigators for the California Highway Patrol said a 37-year-old Pleasant Hill man was behind the wheel of an SUV that swerved out of control along westbound Highway 24 at Camino Pablo Tuesday, striking a tree.

The crash was reported around 11:40 a.m. Rescuers were hampered by the location, which was difficult to see from the roadway, and traffic through the area was blocked for some time as the vehicle was untangled and recovered.

Nathaniel Greenan was pronounced dead at the scene, an investigator said. 

Contra Costa County Animal Services personnel were called to the scene to pick up a dog that was inside the car and survived the crash.

Although some witnesses reported seeing Greenan's Lexus SUV moving erratically just before the crash, no other vehicles were involved, according to the CHP.

meh April 19, 2012 at 01:39 AM
This is sad. How do I find out if the dog is in safe hands?
Jay April 20, 2012 at 12:49 AM
R.I.P Nate, long live Sierra she will miss you, and I am sure you know she made it. See you in the future brother, much love
Kari Hulac April 20, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Sorry for your loss, Jay. If you want to share anything about Nate or upcoming services, you can email us at pleasanthill@patch.com.
Lisa Arnold April 28, 2012 at 11:46 PM
On april 19th I was to se a friend of mine for the last time. is name was Nat. You never know when it may be your last words so don't rush through them,and always speak from the heart. You will be in my heart and in our prayers for a long time. My son and countless of others your musicwill live on for the legacy you were. Kathy H.

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