CHP: Driver killed in crash at freeway interchange in Pleasanton

Sedan plows into big-rig stopped on shoulder at I-580/I-680

A driver died after crashing into a big-rig stopped on the side of the freeway at the interchange of interstates 580 and 680 in Pleasanton late Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The white sedan was traveling eastbound on I-580 around 10:40 p.m. when the driver cut over to the right at the last minute at the I-680 transition ramp and crashed into the back of the big-rig, which had pulled over to the shoulder area between I-580 and the ramp, according to the CHP.

The CHP said the big-rig was located fully within the white lines of the "gore point," a triangular area on the side of a roadway that acts like a shoulder.

The sedan's driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP. Their identity has not been released, pending family notification.

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3 people like this
Posted by Gigi
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 9, 2019 at 9:54 am

That is such a dangerous area !
We all need to use utmost caution going through there. What makes it even worse is being a stopped vehicle in the area..Makes you vulnerable to traffic trying to mere into that interchange..
So sad someone had to lose their life.

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