I-80 reopens after fatal Sunday morning crash
All lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Emeryville just west of the Emeryville exit reopened Sunday afternoon after being closed for hours after a crash that killed a person, the California Highway Patrol said.
A Sig-alert that was called was later cancelled.
Callers alerted the CHP to the collision around 9:45 a.m., according to the CHP traffic log.
A green Ford pickup truck lost control in the Berkeley curve just west of the Emeryville exit, according to CHP Officer Michael Hamer.
Hamer said, referring to the third lane from the left:
“The pickup spun out and came to a stop blocking the Number Three lane. … A white Ford SUV traveling at a high speed for the wet conditions lost control and went sideways into the pickup.”
The crash resulted in the death of one of the passengers in the SUV, the CHP officer said. The driver of the SUV said he was in pain and was taken to the hospital, Hamer said.
A young person in the SUV was taken to the hospital to make sure the youngster wasn’t injured, the officer said.