Two dead, infant injured after wrong-way driver in Tracy causes fatal crash

(FOX40.COM) — Two people are dead and two others have major injuries after an 18-year-old man drove on the wrong side of a highway and crashed into their vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol in Tracy.

On Sunday around 2:04 a.m. a Honda Accord traveled in the wrong direction, eastbound, on Interstate 580 westbound, west of Corral Hollow Road. At the same time, a Kia Telluride was traveling westbound in the same lane when the two vehicles crashed head-on, according to police. The impact caused both vehicles to overturn.

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CHP reported that the driver of the wrong-way vehicle was an 18-year-old Antioch man who was ejected from his vehicle and into the center median. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Kia was a 32-year-old Fort Bragg woman who was transported to the San Joaquin General Hospital where she later died.

The Kia had three other passengers. Two of the passengers, a 35-year-old woman and 2-month-old infant, sustained major injuries and were taken to the hospital. A 4-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries, according to CHP.

Officials say that all lanes of I-580 westbound were closed and traffic was diverted onto Corral Hollow Road for nearly four hours during an investigation after the crash. It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs contributed to the cause of this crash. The identity of the deceased will be released by the San Joaquin County Medical Examiner’s Office pending next of kin notification.

Tracy CHP encouraged witnesses of the collision to call the the area office at (209) 319-4300.

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