CHP reports fatal crash closes I-680 offramp from I-80

By August 08, 2014

FAIRFIELD — At least one person is dead in a crash that shut down all lanes on the connector from eastbound Interstate 80 to southbound Interstate 680 Thursday afternoon in Fairfield.

The single-vehicle crash was reported at 4:39 p.m. and involved a fully loaded big rig and trailer that overturned, according to the California Highway Patrol website.

Officials at the scene called for a regional traffic alert at 4:56 p.m. and called for the county coroner at 5:02 p.m.

The driver of the truck hit the concrete railing along the roadway, a CHP officer said at the scene. Preliminary estimates were that the roadway would be closed for three hours.

A subsequent injury crash reported at 5:16 p.m. on eastbound Highway 12 west of Beck Avenue blocked both lanes of traffic. It involved three vehicles, according to the CHP website. Vehicles were passing the crash scene along the center divide. The roadway was clear about 30 minutes later.

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Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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