Transportation

Four-car crash with major injuries halts I-80 traffic at Bryte Bend Bridge, CHP says

Traffic is backed up on westbound Interstate 80 at the Bryte Bend Bridge due to a four-vehicle collision involving major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Traffic is backed up on westbound Interstate 80 at the Bryte Bend Bridge due to a four-vehicle collision involving major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

1:10 p.m. update: All lanes of I-80 at the Bryte Bend Bridge reopened just after 1 p.m.

Original story:

A four-vehicle crash has resulted in major injuries and stalled westbound Interstate 80 traffic at the Bryte Bend Bridge midday Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision, reported just before noon and involved a minivan and three other vehicles, has blocked the left two lanes of traffic on the bridge, just east of Reed Avenue in West Sacramento, according to CHP’s incident log. Lanes remained closed as of 12:30 p.m.

An unknown number of people suffered major injuries, according to the CHP.

The incident is the third major-injury crash reported Monday morning and the second in the West Sacramento area. A five-car collision on Highway 50 at Harbor Boulevard closed all but two lanes of westbound traffic for 90 minutes, and a crash between two semitrucks shut down Highway 12 in south Sacramento County for hours.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
  Comments