This story has been updated to reflect that two people died in this crash.
(KRON) — A deadly crash occurred early Saturday morning around 2:45 a.m. on Highway 101, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The crash involved a Jeep Wrangler and a Toyota Prius, and as a result of the crash the Jeep flipped over. The accident occurred near the Matilda Avenue off-ramp. People in the Prius and the Wrangler were able to get out of the vehicles. That was when a thrid vehicle, a Chevy Camaro, then collided with the Prius. According to CHP it seems as though the Camaro was unable to stop.
Two female passengers, aged 40 and 22 who were standing outside of the Prius were struck by the Camaro. One woman was thrown in the center lane of 101 on the northbound side. The 22 -year-old female sustained fatal injuries. The 40-year-old woman later died of her injuries. The driver of the Camaro was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to CHP.
The driver of the Prius was a 27-year-old man and he was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The driver of the Wrangler was a 38-year-old female and was also arrested on suspicion of DUI. This collision is still under investigation by CHP.
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Northbound and southbound lanes were both shut down. All lanes are now back open.
This crash is just one of two fatal collisions that occurred on Bay Area freeways late Friday into early Saturday morning. A separate traffic fatality involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred Friday night around 11 p.m. on eastbound Highway 24 in Orinda. The fatal crash caused all four lanes to shut down. All lanes were back open at 3:59 a.m., according to CHP.
Bay City News Contributed to this report.