Two Teenagers Killed In Vacaville Crash
Jan. 21 - BCN -- All westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 80 in Vacaville were re-opened at 7 p.m. following a six-vehicle accident that killed three people, two of them teenagers, and injured seven people, according to California Highway Patrol Officers M.A. Williford and J. Hendrix.
Of the three victims who died at the scene of the crash, one was a 17-year-old girl from San Francisco, one was a 19-year-old woman from South San Francisco and the third victim was a 39-year-old Roseville woman.
The Solano County coroner's office has not released the identities of the crash victims.
The six-vehicle collision was reported around 11:37 a.m. on westbound I-80 east of Lagoon Valley Road, Williford reported.
Drugs or alcohol may have played a factor in the accident that started when a Toyota Corolla, carrying four young people, went out of control at 70 mph while traveling eastbound on I-80. The car flew over the center divider metal guardrail and hit an oncoming westbound Ford Expedition, Williford reported.
The impact, and subsequent explosion of the Ford Expedition, killed the Toyota Corolla's 19-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger. The 39-year-old driver of the Ford Expedition was killed instantly, Williford reported.
The Toyota Corolla also struck a BMW in an adjacent lane. A Toyota Highlander that was directly behind the Ford Expedition crashed into the Ford Expedition, Williford reported.
The third passenger in the Toyota Corolla suffered major injuries. Two passengers in the BMW suffered moderate injuries. The fourth passenger in the Toyota Corolla suffered moderate injuries, the CHP reported.
The driver and passenger in the Toyota Highlander suffered minor injuries, according to Williford.
The driver of a Dodge pick-up truck hit a 38-foot motor home while trying to avoid the accident. The driver of the pick-up suffered minor injuries and the two people in the motor home were not injured.
Several of the injured were flown to John Muir Medical Center for treatment, Williford said.
According to Williford, it appears that all the parties involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts.
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