Bay Area Traffic

Fatal accident on WB I-80 off-ramp in Richmond

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

One person is dead in a crash that blocked an off-ramp from westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Richmond for several hours early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at about 1:40 a.m. at the off-ramp to Central Avenue from westbound Highway 80 after the vehicle was apparently traveling with a flat tire on the highway, CHP officials said.

The person's identity was not immediately being released this morning by the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

The Central Avenue off-ramp was closed for nearly seven hours as a result of the fatal crash and reopened at about 8:25 a.m., CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett said.

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