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Fatal Crash Shuts Down Highway 80 In Crockett

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CROCKETT (CBS SF) — Three lanes were reopened on interstate Highway 80 in Crockett after a fatal crash shut down a portion of the roadway.

The crash that reportedly involved a four-door sedan on westbound Highway 80 at the Cummings Skyway off-ramp in Crockett was reported around 2:20 a.m., according to the CHP.

The vehicle then caught fire, and it appears that one or more motorists stopped to help extinguish the blaze, according to the CHP.

One person involved in the crash was later pronounced dead.

The CHP issued a Sig-alert and closed all lanes of traffic at the scene of the crash at 2:41 a.m.

One lane of traffic around the scene of the collision remained closed just before 5 a.m.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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