CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) — All lanes of westbound Interstate Highway 580 have reopened Thursday afternoon after a pair of big-rig collisions that turned fatal and blocked traffic for nearly 10 hours near Castro Valley in unincorporated Alameda County.
A Sig-alert was issued at 4:24 a.m. because all westbound Highway 580 lanes were blocked. It was finally canceled around 2 p.m.READ MORE: Looming La Niña May Push Western Drought From Bad to Worse
California Highway Patrol Officer Tyler Hahn said a black sedan collided with a big-rig around 4 a.m., affecting the driver’s ability to steer the vehicle. The first big-rig came to rest in the middle of the freeway and was subsequently struck by a second big-rig.
The man driving the second big-rig died as a result of the collision, according to Hahn. He’s been identified as 62-year-old Maclovio Lopez of Roseville, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureauMORE NEWS: Air Quality Advisory Extended Through Monday Due To Wildfire Smoke
Personnel on the scene unloaded one of the heavily damaged trucks at the scene, which contributed to traffic delays.