Two people died when an apparent wrong-way driver traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near the Carquinez Bridge slammed head-on into another car, bringing both to a halt in the eastbound lanes – where they were struck by a third car and burst into flame.
Officers with the California Highway Patrol said the offending driver of a Honda SUV struck a Tesla Model 3 at about 3:41 a.m., killing both drivers. “Moments later,” according to the CHP, a Toyota Camry traveling east slammed into the stricken vehicles, sparking a fire that consumed both the Honda and the Tesla.
The driver of the Toyota sustained minor injuries, according to the CHP.
At this time, it is undetermined if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in this crash. The incident is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed this collision, the wrong way vehicle prior to the collision, or the events leading up to the collision, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at (925) 646-4980.