1 Person Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 80 [Berkeley, CA]

1 Person Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 80 [Berkeley, CA]
1 Person Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 80 [Berkeley, CA]

Interstate 80 Lanes Now Open After Deadly Collision

Berkeley, CA (August 20, 2020) – On Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol officers investigated a deadly multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 that prompted a Sig-alert, and blocked multiple lanes for an hour.

CHP Officer Sean Layton said, right about after 3 p.m. officers are on the eastbound I-80 lanes near the Gilman Street on-ramp west of Buchanan Street.

Rescuers found a green Toyota Tercel with a man inside suffering from serious injury. Despite the emergency, and life-saving measures given, the man succumbed to his injuries.

A preliminary investigation on the crash on Interstate 80 details that the Toyota drove with high-speed and then changed lanes, striking a black Lexus IS 350.

Then, the Toyota driver lost control struck the center divider and rolled onto a blue Ford Ranger.

Officer Layton said that Paramedics and Berkeley police responded to the crash, and found no other casualties.

Officers issued a Sig-alert at 3:23 p.m. advising drivers to avoid the area as lanes 1-6 are not passable. Fortunately, around 4:30 p.m lanes became operational.

Authorities declared neither alcohol nor substances are a factor calls to the public for additional information. CHP’s Oakland office number is 510-547-2875. 


With heavy hearts, we at Sweet Lawyers express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim on the crash on Interstate 80.


You Are Not Alone, Get Legal Help

Thinking rationally may be difficult after the loss of a loved one due to an accident. Moreover, the aftermath of a devastating loss may deter a family from pursuing legal matters for their dearly departed. However, the decision to proceed with a case is vital in holding those at fault accountable. We understand no amount of compensation can ease the pain and suffering. But an attorney can advocate and do right by the victim, while you focus on grieving properly.

Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers says, “Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one.”

Come to Sweet Lawyers if you or a family member is troubled in a similar accident. Call our offices now at (800) 674 7852 and let us help you deal with the legal matters surrounding a fatal accident, as soon as possible.

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