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Five people taken to hospitals after solo vehicle crash on I-80

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel respond to the solo vehicle crash Tuesday morning on eastbound Interstate 80 near Antelope.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District personnel respond to the solo vehicle crash Tuesday morning on eastbound Interstate 80 near Antelope. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

Five people were taken to area hospitals Tuesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a tree on eastbound Interstate 80 near Antelope, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District reports.

The crash was reported at 11:20 a.m. Officer Chad Hertzell, a California Highway Patrol spokesman, said a Chevy Monte Carlo was traveling on I-80 just east of Antelope Road in the No. 3 lane when it slowly veered off to the right and hit a tree.

The five people in the vehicle were taken to there different hospitals, Hertzell said. Three of the occupants, including a 2-year-old child, suffered moderate injuries, and two sustained major injuries, he said.

Hertzell said there were no obvious indications of mechanical problems such as a blown tire, nor is alcohol believed to have been a factor in the crash. Officers are investigating the possibility that the driver was distracted, he said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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