Two killed in big-rig crash on Hwy. 880

June 26, 2008 7:28:13 PM PDT
All lanes of Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro were open by 7:15 p.m. following a double-fatal crash earlier today, according to California Department of Transportation spokeswoman Lauren Wonder.

Preliminary reports indicate the crash happened after a small car traveling south had a tire failure just south of Marina Boulevard at about 9:15 a.m. The car veered from the fast lane to the No. 2 or 3 lane, California Highway Patrol Officer A. Paulson said.

That caused a big rig to swerve into and over the center divide.

Two other trucks were also involved in the crash -- a flatbed truck and a small delivery truck carrying coffins, Paulson said.

The drivers of the coffin delivery truck and the big rig were pronounced dead at the scene.

Southbound lanes reopened by about 3:30 p.m. and soon after 6 p.m. the No. 3, 4 and 5 lanes also opened.

The remaining lanes reopened shortly after 7 p.m.

ABC7 News contributed to this story.

Google map of area affected by this accident


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