RICHMOND (KRON) – All entrances and lanes of Interstate-80 in Richmond are back open after being closed for hours because of a deadly car crash early Sunday morning.
Two people died and another person was sent to the hospital with serious injuries.
One of the victims who died was identified as an adult man.
The crash caused all westbound lanes to close but by 8 a.m. all lanes were reopened.
Around 3:58 a.m. the accident was reported near Barrett Avenue and San Pablo Dam Road.
CHP says they found four cars which were all totaled, and one was engulfed in flames.
They say this was not one crash but a series of at least 3 different crashes.
“The only witness statements we have is that traffic was traveling 65 miles per hour but it is unclear to know how fast they were going at this time,” CHP officer John Forsythe said.
The cars involved were a Nissan Altima, a Honda CRV, a Honda Civic, and a Hyundai Sonata.
Authorities have not yet released the names of the victims at this time.
No word on whether drugs or alcohol were involved but officers want to remind everyone to always drive the speed limit and be careful when driving in the dark.