A 9-month-old boy is in critical condition Wednesday after the vehicle in which he was riding was involved in a collision Tuesday on Interstate 80 just east of Highway 65 in Placer County.
The California Highway Patrol responded about 8:11 a.m. Tuesday to a collision involving five vehicles on westbound Interstate 80. Preliminary investigation indicates an initial collision occurred between a blue Ford Explorer and a white Toyota Scion, followed by additional collisions with three other vehicles – a Ford F150, a Chevy Express, and a Peterbilt truck and trailer – according to a CHP news release.
Emergency personnel arrived and determined that the infant, who was a passenger in the Scion, sustained major injuries. The child was given CPR at the scene and transported to UC Davis Medical Center. His name has not been released.
Four passengers in the Ford Explorer, girls ages 4 to 7, were transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries, according to the CHP.
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Three lanes of Interstate 80 were closed for about an hour.
The cause of the collision is under investigation, but the CHP reported that neither alcohol nor drugs was a factor.
Editor’s Note: Based on a CHP report, an original version of this story erroneously stated that the infant had died. Corrected on Dec. 18, 2013.