Video: CHP provides details on I-80 crash that snarled traffic in Sacramento
A crash early Tuesday on eastbound Interstate 80 at West El Camino Avenue injured a subcontractor working on the “Across the Top” construction project.
California Highway Patrol Officer Chad Hertzell said a 2000Toyota Avalon, driven by Jason Campbell, 36, of Olivehurst, was traveling east on I-80 just west of West El Camino about 4:30 a.m. and entered a closed lane of the freeway.
The car struck a trailer, which then hit the worker, Hertzell said. The subcontractor, identified by the CHP as Bryan Delalcazar, 27, of Sacramento, suffered minor injuries.
Campbell had to be cut from his vehicle by Sacramento Fire Department personnel before being taken to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries. Delalcazar also was taken to UC Davis Medical Center.
Traffic was routed around the crash onto surface streets at West El Camino, and the eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed until about 10:30 a.m. Traffic backed up for miles onto eastbound lanes of the Yolo Causeway.
Caltrans is building 10 miles of east and westbound carpool lanes, improving the pavement from West El Camino to Watt Avenue and adding one mile of auxiliary lanes in both directions of I-80 from West El Camino to the I-80/Interstate 5 interchange.
The Across the Top project is scheduled to be complete this year.