CHP Investigating Fatal Crash on I-80 near Hercules

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a Friday morning fatal vehicle crash that occurred on I-80 near Hercules.

According to CHP, early this morning, June 21, 2024, CHP Contra Costa was advised of a crash on I-80 westbound just east of Willow Avenue. Our preliminary investigation indicates a Silver Chrysler 300 being driven by an adult male was traveling westbound on I-80 when it collided with an another (Gold) Chrysler 300. The Silver 300 overturned and came to rest on its roof blocking lanes. Several minutes later a third vehicle, a white Mazda3 driven by an adult female, was traveling on I-80 westbound when it crashed into the Silver 300.

The driver of the Gold Chrysler 300 was uninjured. The driver of the Mazda3 sustained suspected major injuries and was transported to the hospital where she is expected to recover. The driver of the Silver Chrysler 300 sustained major injuries and was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Upon initial investigation it was determined the driver of the silver Chrysler 300 was not seat-belted at the time of the crash. This crash is still under investigation.

If anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact CHP Contra Costa in Martinez, (925) 646-4980 or email your contact information to [email protected] to be contacted by the investigating officer.

CHP LOG

Location: I80 W / Willow Ave Ofr, Contra Costa – Jun 21 2024 4:03AM

: 1144-Fatality
— Jun 21 2024 4:04AM [1] SIL CADI – #3 LANE BLOCKED – ON ITS ROOF
— Jun 21 2024 4:05AM [3] 1039 1141
— Jun 21 2024 4:06AM [5] PER INV- GLD CHRY 300 VS UNK SD OT ON ROOF [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:06AM [7] CHRY 300 ON RHS [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:12AM [17] [Notification] [CHP]-POSS ANOTHER TC JUST OCCD – RP REPORTED HE WAS IN A TC – LOUD CRASH SOUND IN BACKGROUND – RP NO LONGER RESPONDING [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:14AM [21] C19-683C STARTING A BREAK FRM CUMMINGS [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:15AM [28] [Appended, 04:16:57] [7] OPEN LINE W/NEG RESPONSE
— Jun 21 2024 4:18AM [32] C19-683C FIRE IS 97 [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:21AM [34] C19-180C 1097 [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:26AM [39] C19-683C 1185 X2 – BOTH SIL SD MAJ DAMAGE – ADV 1185 TO ACCESS WW FRM WILLOW [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:27AM [40] C19-404C BREAK STARTED FRM APPIAN [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:27AM [41] C19-683C ADV 404C THEY CAN RELEASE THE BREAK / ALLIED ALREADY HAS EB LANES STOPPED [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:28AM [44] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 CERTIFIED TOWING 510-235-0874 CPY ACCESS WW FRM WILLOW AVE OFR [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:28AM [45] C19-683C REQ SIG ALERT [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:29AM [46] C19-683C START CT ALSO FOR HARD CLOSURE [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:30AM [49] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 BAY AREA TOW 510-237-9009 CPYS ACCESS WW FRM WILLOW AVE OFR [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:36AM [62] 1039 DOTCC [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:40AM [63] 19-S8 REQ ETA FOR CT – WILL NEED TO DIVERT WB TRFC [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:42AM [68] 19-S8 REQ CCSO TO ASSIST WITH SHUTTING DOWN CUMMINGS SKWY ONR TO WB [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:43AM [70] 1039 CCSO [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:43AM [71] TASK .084 TMCGG, TC IS WB 80 / EB LANES ARE SHUT DOWN FOR THE HELO TO LAND [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:44AM [72] C19-683C VIA LL EB LANES ARE OPEN [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 4:55AM [76] ^***ISSUE SIGALERT*** WB 80 E/OF WILLOW. ALL LANES BLOCKED DUE TO CRASH. UNK ETO, EXPECT DELAYS [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:14AM [83] C19-683C CT CAN 1022 ON THE HARD CLOSURE BUT THEY WILL NEED TO RESPOND TODAY W/A SWEEPER FOR GLASS IN THE RDWY, WILL TRY TO CLR AS MUCH AS WE CAN [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:16AM [85] 1039 DOTCC [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:20AM [89] C19-683C LANE 4 IS OPEN / LANES 1-2-3 WILL BE OPEN SHORTLY [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:20AM [91] 1 HOUR FOR ETA [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:21AM [92] ^***UPDATE SIGALERT*** RIGHT LANE OPEN [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:22AM [93] C19-683C 2 1180S / 2 VEHS INVD [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:26AM [96] C19-683C ALL LANES OPEN [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:27AM [97] TASK .084 TMCGG,ALL LANES OPEN [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:27AM [98] ^***CANCEL SIGALERT*** ALL LANES OPEN [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 5:32AM [99] 19-S8 VIA LL – FOR CT NEG SWEEPER NEED / THERE IS SOME DEBRIS THAT WILL DISSIPATE WITH TRFC ACROSS THE 1-2-3 LANES FOR THEIR REGULAR ROUNDS
— Jun 21 2024 5:34AM [102] 1039 DOTCC
— Jun 21 2024 6:58AM [120] **1144 ** TO RICH KAISER – BAY AREA TOW 510-237-9009 [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 7:02AM [122] JOHN MUIR WLCK LACERATIONS HEAD/FACE/LEFT ARM; CERTIFIED TOW 510-235-0874
— Jun 21 2024 7:16AM [124] 19-S8 REQ OLIVERS EVIDENCE TO 1198 AT BAY AREA TOW
— Jun 21 2024 7:18AM [126] VM ONLY TO OLIVERS TOW
— Jun 21 2024 7:21AM [127] Tow Request Cancelled: 918491
— Jun 21 2024 7:26AM [128] STILL VM OLIVERS TOW
— Jun 21 2024 7:36AM [130] 19-S8 COPIES WILL SEND CHP TO BAY AREA TOW ONCE OLIVER IS ENRT
— Jun 21 2024 7:49AM [133] [Notification] [CHP]-OLIVERS 1021’D THEY ARE ENRT TO BAY AREA TOW NOW [Shared]— Jun 21 2024 8:59AM [138] SILVER CHRYSLER 300 / OLIVER’S TOW / 22655.5 (B) VC
— Jun 21 2024 10:44AM [149] [Appended, 10:51:13] [2] TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE INVLD IN TC EARLIER TODAY

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.