One person killed in 16-vehicle crash Thursday on I-80
September 21, 2017
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.
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) September 21, 2017
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.