Two people died after their vehicle slammed into a big-rig on the Bay Bridge late Wednesday night, blocking multiple westbound lanes for much of early Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
The backup on the bridge continued hours after the crash was cleared due to unrelated police activity, the CHP said.
Officers responded to an 11:13 p.m. report of a non-injury collision between a car and an SUV on Interstate 80, and eight minutes later a second collision was reported involving a vehicle rear-ending a big-rig truck near the on-ramp to Treasure Island Road.
The second crash left two people dead, the CHP said.
The CHP issued a Sig-alert at 11:32 p.m., as all lanes were blocked, and called for the coroner at 12:04 a.m. Thursday. By 3:50 a.m., the CHP reopened two of five westbound lanes.
All lanes reopened just after 7 a.m. as the police activity concluded.
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