CHP: 2 killed after wrong-way driver crashes twice on 101 in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- At least two people have died and nine others were injured after a wrong-way driver was involved in at least two separate traffic collisions on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol and the San Francisco Fire Department.

The first collision was reported at 2:33 a.m. as a wrong-way, hit-and-run collision with a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes near Vermont Street striking two vehicles, according to CHP Officer Bert Diaz. The wrong-way vehicle is believed to have come from the Vermont Street off-ramp, Diaz said.

The wrong-way driver then struck a passenger van carrying six people just south of Cesar Chavez Street, according to Diaz, resulting in one person being ejected from a vehicle. The driver of the van, along with the driver of the vehicle that was traveling the wrong way were both killed, Diaz said.

The other five passengers of the van were all transported to hospitals with unknown injuries.

All lanes of the northbound U.S. Highway 101 freeway were blocked around 2:40 a.m. until just before 10 a.m.

A total of five vehicles were being towed away from the scene.
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