VACAVILLE — A Fairfield resident was killed shortly after noon Monday after the Honda Accord the victim was driving eastbound on Interstate 80 drifted off the highway, hit an embankment and flipped over onto Bella Vista Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 2000 Honda Accord was traveling east in the third lane when, according to the CHP, it started making jerking motions and then drifted off the side of the highway. It hit an embankment, tore out a small tree, flipped completely over and came to rest on its wheels on the 200 block of Bella Vista.
Police closed off the road to allow the CHP to investigate the accident. Neither the gender or the identity of the driver was immediately released by the CHP, which conformed that the victim was from Fairfield.
The accident was reported at 12:27 p.m. The freeway remained open. Vacaville police and firefighters responded as well to the crash scene.
As of press time, both the CHP and the Solano County Coroner’s Office declined to identify the victim pending notification of kin.