SAN JOSE (BCN) — A 50-year-old woman died early Sunday and another person suffered major injuries in a wrong-way crash on Interstate Highway 680, the California Highway Patrol said.
The collision was reported shortly after 5 a.m., when a woman driving a Nissan sedan was headed northbound on southbound I-680 near Berryessa Road, the CHP said.READ MORE: Federal Court Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for California Prisons
The Nissan hit an oncoming car head-on, and that car then veered off into another vehicle.
It’s not known why the Nissan’s driver, a resident of San Jose, was headed the wrong direction on the freeway, the CHP said. She died at the scene.
A person in the second car was taken to a hospital with major injuries. A motorist in the third car suffered minor injuries.READ MORE: Bay Area Bargain Shoppers Find Black Friday Is Not What It Used To Be
The CHP issued a SigAlert at 5:39 a.m. and all southbound lanes were blocked.
As of 6:45 a.m., the lanes were still blocked, but motorists are using a slip lane at Berryessa to circumvent the crash, the CHP said.
All lanes reopened on southbound Interstate Highway 680 near Berryessa Road in San Jose nearly three hours after a woman died in a wrong-way crash early Sunday.
The collision was reported shortly after 5 a.m., when the woman drove a Nissan sedan northbound on southbound on I-680 near Berryessa Road and collided head-on with an oncoming car, the CHP said.MORE NEWS: Holiday Fair in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Local Crafts and Creators
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