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Separate fatal crashes reported in Livermore on Sunday

Wrong-way driver killed on I-580; at least one dead on North Vasco Road

Two fatal crashes occurred in Livermore on Sunday, one in the morning involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 580 and the other at night on North Vasco Road in the unincorporated area.

The California Highway Patrol had released full details about the morning crash on I-580, while the investigation into the Vasco Road collision near the landfill was still evolving with few details available publicly as of 11:30 p.m.

Wrong-way driver on I-580

A Manteca woman died after she drove her Buick the wrong way on I-580 in Livermore and crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Sunday morning, according to the CHP.

The decedent was identified as 24-year-old Gabriella Perez-Ramirez, according to the CHP.

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The driver of the other vehicle, which was traveling in the correct eastbound direction, was transported to the hospital with major injuries, according to the CHP.

The situation began unfolding at 6:21 a.m. when CHP dispatch received reports about a wrong-way driver traveling westbound while on the eastbound side I-580, first spotted near the Greenville Road exit, according to the CHP.

Dispatch continued to receive calls about the wrong-way vehicle -- later identified as a 2004 Buick LeSabre -- as it traveled toward North Livermore Avenue.

With Dublin-CHP officers en route to the scene, the Buick collided head on with a 2014 Nissan Altima that was driving eastbound on the freeway just east of the North Livermore Avenue exit, according to the CHP.

Perez-Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene by Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department personnel. The CHP reported that she was not wearing a seatbelt, and investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision.

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The Nissan driver, a 33-year-old woman from Newark, sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for treatment, the CHP said.

All lanes of eastbound I-580 through the area were closed for an hour and 15 minutes due to the crash, investigation and cleanup. Three lanes reopened at 7:51 a.m., and the remaining lanes were opened by 8:36 a.m.

Fatal crash on North Vasco

At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash around 9 p.m. on North Vasco Road north of the city limits in unincorporated Livermore near the access road to the Republic Services Vasco Road Landfill, according to initial information on the CHP incident webpage.

The collision involved either three or four vehicles, at least one of which was a motorcycle that caught fire, according to the CHP webpage.

The investigation was still evolving and the CHP had not released a full incident report, including confirmation of the number of victims and circumstances of the crash, to the media as of 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

North Vasco Road was closed in both directions in the area of the crash.

Editor's note: The CHP released full details about the fatal crash on North Vasco Road on Monday afternoon.

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Separate fatal crashes reported in Livermore on Sunday

Wrong-way driver killed on I-580; at least one dead on North Vasco Road

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Sun, Mar 29, 2020, 2:19 pm
Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2020, 3:39 pm

Two fatal crashes occurred in Livermore on Sunday, one in the morning involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 580 and the other at night on North Vasco Road in the unincorporated area.

The California Highway Patrol had released full details about the morning crash on I-580, while the investigation into the Vasco Road collision near the landfill was still evolving with few details available publicly as of 11:30 p.m.

Wrong-way driver on I-580

A Manteca woman died after she drove her Buick the wrong way on I-580 in Livermore and crashed into an oncoming vehicle on Sunday morning, according to the CHP.

The decedent was identified as 24-year-old Gabriella Perez-Ramirez, according to the CHP.

The driver of the other vehicle, which was traveling in the correct eastbound direction, was transported to the hospital with major injuries, according to the CHP.

The situation began unfolding at 6:21 a.m. when CHP dispatch received reports about a wrong-way driver traveling westbound while on the eastbound side I-580, first spotted near the Greenville Road exit, according to the CHP.

Dispatch continued to receive calls about the wrong-way vehicle -- later identified as a 2004 Buick LeSabre -- as it traveled toward North Livermore Avenue.

With Dublin-CHP officers en route to the scene, the Buick collided head on with a 2014 Nissan Altima that was driving eastbound on the freeway just east of the North Livermore Avenue exit, according to the CHP.

Perez-Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene by Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department personnel. The CHP reported that she was not wearing a seatbelt, and investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision.

The Nissan driver, a 33-year-old woman from Newark, sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for treatment, the CHP said.

All lanes of eastbound I-580 through the area were closed for an hour and 15 minutes due to the crash, investigation and cleanup. Three lanes reopened at 7:51 a.m., and the remaining lanes were opened by 8:36 a.m.

Fatal crash on North Vasco

At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash around 9 p.m. on North Vasco Road north of the city limits in unincorporated Livermore near the access road to the Republic Services Vasco Road Landfill, according to initial information on the CHP incident webpage.

The collision involved either three or four vehicles, at least one of which was a motorcycle that caught fire, according to the CHP webpage.

The investigation was still evolving and the CHP had not released a full incident report, including confirmation of the number of victims and circumstances of the crash, to the media as of 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

North Vasco Road was closed in both directions in the area of the crash.

Editor's note: The CHP released full details about the fatal crash on North Vasco Road on Monday afternoon.

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