UPDATE: Westbound lanes of Highway 24 at Broadway reopened and moving again at 7:36 a.m.
A fatal accident on westbound Highway 24 at the Broadway exit prompted a SigAlert for the area Wednesday, immediately closing all but a single lane of traffic and prompting a backup felt as far as Acalanes Road.
We’re getting multiple inquiries from motorists unaware of the earlier crash, reported at around 5:20 a.m., and would suggest that if you must travel west on Highway 24 today – and aren’t already stuck in traffic – that you consider using BART or alternative route to make your way.
The accident and its cause remain under investigation but a grinding rear-ender collision between two cars was reported with motorists informing emergency personnel that a person appeared to have been ejected, possibly from an SUV that had overturned, and then may have been run over by a silver Toyota Camry.
The victim was identified as 29-year-old Kevin Alleaume of Oakley.
A SigAlert was declared for the area shortly afterward and the slow lane is the only lane currently open, with traffic backing up for miles.