A man who died in a car crash near the Byron Airport in eastern
Contra Costa County early Sunday morning has been identified by the county
coroner's office as 60-year-old Antioch resident James Etchells.
The crash was reported about 12:05 a.m. on Byron Highway just east
of Holey Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A black SUV reportedly overturned several times and came to a rest
off the roadway, CHP officials said.
Byron Highway was closed while crews investigated and cleared the
scene of the crash. The roadway reopened nearly three hours later.