SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Four people are dead following a crash on Interstate 80 in the Sierra Saturday morning, California Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Casetta said.
CHP said two adults and two children, both under the age of ten, died in the crash. An infant who was being held by an adult was the lone survivor in a sedan that was hit by a Jeep going the wrong way. The child was taken to a hospital in Nevada. All four were in the same vehicle.
According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, the crash was reported around 5 a.m. Saturday. Casetta adds there are indications that the driver of the wrong-way Jeep was under the influence of alcohol.
Caltrans District 3 on Twitter said the I-80 eastbound was initially closed at the Highway 20 junction. Caltrans also said the I-80 is also closed at Baxter. Just after 11 a.m. Caltrans announced all lanes were back open.
CHP said it did not snow overnight.
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