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Wrong-Way Crash On I-80 Kills Two


Two people were killed Tuesday night after a wrong-way driver crashed into multiple vehicles on eastbound Interstate 80 at Northgate. 

The crash blocked all lanes of traffic in the area. The California Highway Patrol says a woman driving a dark Ford Mustang sideswiped one car near Raley Boulevard before colliding head-on with another car in the fast lane at Northgate. Both drivers were killed on impact.

The Sacramento County Coroner is working on a toxicology report to determine if the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

The CHP reported the wrong-way driver around 10 p.m. Tuesday night heading westbound in the eastbound lanes starting at Watt Avenue.

The freeway reopened just after midnight.

 California Highway Patrol

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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