FAIRFIELD — Two Vacaville residents and a Bay Point man were killed Tuesday in a solo-vehicle crash at the Lake Herman Road off-ramp on northbound Interstate 680 in Benicia that occurred after their vehicle was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.
It was initially reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. as a two-car crash on northbound I-680.
The two cars, a Kia Spectra and an Acura, initially were involved in a minor fender-bender and then drove to the off-ramp to check their damage.
The Kia, driven by a 76-year-old Vacaville man, drifted off the road and hit a drainage canal wall before going airborne and then coming to a stop. Arriving firefighters found the driver, his 76-year-old wife and a 78-year-old Bay Point man, unconscious.
All three died at the scene, according to the CHP. Their names were not released.
The crash closed the off-ramp for several hours and started a small grass fire in the center divider, which was quickly put out. The ramp reopened at approximately 6:20 p.m.
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