Traffic snarled after deadly crash on I-580 west of Pleasanton

Big-rig driver died in chain-reaction collision near Eden Canyon Road

All lanes of westbound Interstate 580 have reopened Thursday afternoon after a pair of big-rig collisions that turned fatal and blocked traffic for nearly 10 hours near Castro Valley in unincorporated Alameda County.

The collision was reported just east of Eden Canyon Road at 4:10 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A black sedan collided with a big-rig, affecting the driver's ability to steer the vehicle. The first big-rig came to rest in the middle of the freeway and was subsequently struck by a second big-rig, CHP Officer Tyler Hahn said.

The man driving the second big-rig died as a result of the collision, according to Hahn.

He's been identified as 62-year-old Maclovio Lopez of Roseville, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

Personnel on the scene had to unload one of the trucks, which contributed to significant traffic delays.

Adding to delays in the area, Norris Canyon Road was temporarily blocked when a truck taking the road as an alternate to I-580 became stuck under a tree branch, according to the CHP.

A Sig-alert was issued at 4:24 a.m. because all westbound Highway 580 lanes were blocked. It was finally canceled around 2 p.m.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm

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I have been caught up in several major gridlocks.
This gridlock, this morning, on I-580 west is at the top of the list.
I-580 was backed up east of Airway Boulevard.
Dublin Canyon Road was backed up from Eden Canyon Road to Foothill Road.
Crow Canyon Road was backed up to I-680.
Traffic was stacked up on Valley Avenue from Stanley Boulevard to Hopyard Road.
Stoneridge Drive was stacked up from Foothill Road to Santa Rita Road.

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Posted by Gina
a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm

I just came back home after spending 30 minutes traveling from the Hacienda on-ramp to the 680 intersection. There is absolutely no point in trying to drive on 580 West right now from the Tri-Valley. Take 680.

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Posted by RT
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

Had jury duty in Hayward. Not! I'll wait for the knock on my door.

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Posted by Felicia
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:31 am

Don't fret RT, we've had mail theft issues in our neighborhood for years & have now simply resorted to "losing" any (& every) jury summons we receive. Little known fact, if it's not sent via certified mail and the court cannot prove you received the summons there is little or no recourse they have to hold you accountable. Thank God our nephew went to law school!

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Posted by Pleasanton resident
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Felicia - How about instead doing your civic duty and be a responsible person? Take your jury duty seriously rather than lying and deceiving. Hope you don't have kids - your a bad example of a person.

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Posted by Stella
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm

@RT--and what stopped you from taking BART and public transportation-hope you have a good story since they recommend public transportation.

Felicia-sounds like your nephew didn't learn to much in law school when it comes to jury duty and notices. You might want to start doing a little research on your own and don't depend on your nephew for false information.

Pleasanton Resident-I fully agree with you 100%.

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Posted by PleasantonTaxpayer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:06 am

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Felicia wrote: "have now simply resorted to "losing" any (& every) jury summons we receive"

At first I was astonished, but then I realized this is not necessarily a bad thing because we don't want people like this serving as jurors.

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Posted by Society?
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

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Someone died in this accident and people are moaning about jury duty? Nice society we are living in.

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Posted by Juror
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Good, County needs to understand we need Tri-Valley courtrooms filled with
Tri-Valley JURORS

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Posted by Juror
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm

There are reports of 580 pileup every Sunday between 3:00 & 6:00, right at 680 interchange. Sunday drivers pulling boats, RVs, and full cars with talking distractions attempting, at the LAST minute, to get over to 680 interchange ramps. Weekday commuters usually ok, SUNDAY drivers not so. I never go near that interchange 3 -6 Sunday

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