Two die in crash on I-80 near Davis

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Updated: 3/28/2013 6:12 pm
UPDATE - 6:10PM - KCRA says the crash was caused after a big rig driver choked on food and lost consciousness.

Two people were killed and three other people were injured, one of the injured being the truck driver.

After the truck driver lost consciousness, he drifted onto the right shoulder and then veered sharply to the left, going across the highway and over the center divider.

The driver did regain consciousness, but not in time to avoid an oncoming BMW. After the vehicles collided head-on, KCRA reports they burst into flames.

The driver of the BMW and a second person in the vehicle died, and the truck driver suffered minor to moderate injuries. KCRA says
the truck driver could face charges.

KCRA reports the truck hit two other cars as it went across the highway. As a result, two other people sustained minor injuries.

The eastbound lanes reopened to all traffic just before 1 p.m.

KCRA says Caltrans will likely shut down a few lanes later in the evening to repair asphalt damaged in the fire.
UPDATE - DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says at least one person is dead after a vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Davis.

The crash occurred Thursday morning and shut down westbound lanes of the highway. Officer Chris Parker says two of the four eastbound lanes were also closed.

Parker was on his way to the scene and did not immediately have more information.




DAVIS, Calif. (KRNV, MyNews4.com, KCRA) -- KCRA is reporting both directions of Interstate 80 in Davis are closed because of a crash involving multiple vehicles.

KCRA reports the crash involves a big rig and several other cars. There is also a report of a fire near Old Davis Road on the westbound lanes.

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