California Highway Patrol officials said a 43-year-old Brentwood man died Wednesday morning on westbound I-580 at Hopyard Road when six vehicles collided and three caught fire.
The collision occurred at 5:55 a.m. when a big-rig rear-ended a 1999 BMW, which rear-ended a 2001 Acura, which rear-ended a 2005 Ford, which rear-ended a 2016 Nissan, which rear-ended a 2008 Mazda, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Daniel Romero said.
The Acura, Nissan and BMW caught fire. The drivers of the Acura and Nissan were able to get out of their cars, while the man in the BMW could not, Romero said.
The Alameda County coroner has not positively identified the man who died and consequently will not release the man's name yet.