Big Rig Driver Killed In I-880 San Leandro Ramp Crash

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man died when a big-rig struck a tree and overturned on a connector ramp from southbound Interstate Highway 880 to southbound Interstate Highway 238 in San Leandro Friday morning, authorities said.

The big-rig struck a tree and jack-knifed on the ramp at about 9:20 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett said.

The driver of the big-rig, a man whose name is not yet being released, died at the scene, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

The ramp was closed for three hours while authorities investigated and cleaned up the crash. It reopened at 12:20 p.m., Bartlett said.

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  1. ToxicSushifromjapan says:

    Big rigs are the most lethal machines you can expose your family to while on the road. Don’t let your loved ones drive next to or near to a big rig ever.

  2. Glory says:

    Second in lethal vehicles is the SUV!

  3. juan lepaso says:

    IIt’s NEVER the type of vehicles that is lethal, it’s the idiot behind
    the wheel!! Even a VW Bug driver who’s texting or drunk driving
    can be lethal!!

    1. patterson says:

      Mr. Jurevich was not to blame in this accident and was not “the idiot behind the wheel”. If it was your loved one, would you say the same?

  4. Robert McIntosh says:

    Man that 2-minute video is time out of my life I’ll never get back! Just put it up because you had it, right? It contributed squat to the story. But I guess you can check the box…

  5. Ken says:

    I’ve got $20 bucks says he was avoiding a smaller vehicle cause the driver of the smaller vehicle was doing something goofy!!!!!!

    1. patterson says:

      and you would win

  6. Jose says:

    Trucks and Cars don”t mix. I say make trucks have there own freeway and cars have treres.

  7. Tom says:

    Too bad this man died, the car that hit him as he was avoiding took off after the wreck. So the guy that took off killed this poor guy just making a living.

  8. kevinanchi says:

    Big rigs are the most lethal machines you can expose your family to while on the road. Don’t let your loved ones drive next to or near to a big rig ever, It’s NEVER the type of vehicles that is lethal, it’s the idiot behind wheel
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