A multi-vehicle collision has snarled traffic Tuesday on westbound Interstate 80 in the West Sacramento area after a multi-vehicle collision.
Eight people were hurt in the crash, including one motorist who suffered a major injury, the CHP reported.
The crash occurred at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday on I-80 at the westbound I-80 and westbound Highway 50 connector. I-80 just east of the the crash site was closed until 2:28 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Two of three three lanes remain closed on westbound I-80 near the Sacramento River, the state Department of Transportation reports.
According to CHP spokesman Officer Pedro Leon, those involved in the crash and witnesses “are all in unison that a big rig came plowing through traffic, taking with it eight vehicles.”
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Alvin Ng, who suffered bruising to his left arm, said he was trying to merge when he saw the big rig traveling at a high speed.
“It crashed into me,” he said. “I can only remember spinning a few rounds and that’s it.”
Ashiah Scharaga: @AshiahD