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One person killed in 16-vehicle crash Thursday on I-80

One fatality and a 16-vehicle crash closed down part of 1-80 Thursday morning.

A 16-vehicle crash shut down westward bound traffic on Interstate 80 near Eagle Lakes on Thursday, Sept. 21.

The collisions happened at a time when it was hailing. There was one fatality, and some of the drivers suffered injuries.

There was an initial crash of one vehicle that turned into a domino effect of multiple collisions, according to Chris Nave, Public Information Officer for the California Highway Patrol.

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“We've got changeable weather right now, with anything from sun to rain to snow,” said Nave. “In these conditions, you have to slow down and use caution.”

The highway reopened at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

 

 

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