LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A man was killed and three other people were hospitalized after a big-rig crashed into three cars on state Highway 84 in Livermore early Wednesday morning, a police sergeant said.
The crash was reported at 4:46 a.m. between Vineyard Avenue and Vallecitos Road, according to police Sgt. Steve Goard.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Separate Falls During Phish Concert At Chase Center
The big-rig driver crashed into the three cars from behind.
“Early indications are that traffic was slowing, and it kind of came up on him fast and he wasn’t able to slow in time,” Goard said.
A man in one of the cars was pronounced dead at the scene, while the big-rig driver and two other people were taken to the hospital as a precaution because of complaints of pain, Goard said.READ MORE: Giants Plan To Exercise Buster Posey's $22 Million Club Option If He Plays Next Year
He said the highway is expected to be closed in both directions until around noon while authorities investigate the crash.
Police are advising motorists to seek an alternate route, such as Arroyo Road, around the scene of the crash.MORE NEWS: Santa Rosa Man Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison After 65 Pounds Of Meth Found At His Home
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