The car then overturned in a small ravine. The driver, identified as 76-year-old Marilyn Binder of Los Angeles, died at the scene. Alcohol does not seem to be a factor in the crash, Hahn said.
The crash initially blocked the two left westbound lanes of the freeway in the area. All lanes reopened by 3:10 p.m., according to the CHP.
Then the next morning, 59-year-old Concord resident Tom Morgan died after his pickup truck collided with a big-rig on eastbound I-580 in eastern Alameda County, according to Hahn.
The crash, which was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. Jan. 24, happened near the intersection of interstates 580 and 205.
Morgan, who was driving the pickup, died at the scene after his vehicle rear-ended the semi-tractor trailer, Hahn said. Morgan didn't have any passengers in his pickup and the big-rig driver wasn't injured.
The collision and cleanup caused gridlock during the morning commute, but all lanes reopened at 8:20 a.m. The cause of the crash is under investigation, Hahn said.
The CHP is asking anyone who witnessed either fatal crash to call their Dublin office at 828-0466.
In other news
* An ex-convict was sentenced Monday to 29 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting a Dublin man during an attempted robbery in West Oakland in 2015.
Damion Dupclay, 27, pleaded no contest on Sept. 24 to first-degree murder and a gun charge for the shooting death of software engineer Jonathan Josiah Orbeton, 39, in the 1600 block of 18th Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Way at 2:37 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2015.
In return, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office dismissed a special circumstance allegation that he murdered Orbeton during the course of a robbery, an enhancement that could have resulted in Dupclay getting life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
Alameda County prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that Orbeton went to a bar in West Oakland on the night of Nov. 11, 2015 and consumed a large amount of alcohol there.
They said a friend bought a pizza for Orbeton in hopes that he would eat it and sober up, but while he was eating Dupclay approached him at gunpoint. Dupclay, who had been paroled from state prison a few months earlier after serving time for a carjacking conviction, asked Orbeton to turn over his belongings.
Prosecutors said Orbeton "refused to comply" so Dupclay shot him with a Glock 27 .40-caliber pistol.
They said Orbeton dropped to the sidewalk dead and Dupclay drove away in a black Nissan Sentra. The car was spotted later that day but Dupclay fled, leading police on a pursuit to the corner of 14th and Wood streets in West Oakland.
Dupclay got out of the car and ran, but officers caught him quickly. They found a .40-caliber gun in his car that matched the casings found at the crime scene, police said.
After Dupclay was arrested he confessed to killing Orbeton, according to police.
Prosecutor Alex Hernandez wrote in his sentencing memo that Dupclay and Orbeton didn't know each other and said, "Mr. Orbeton was a working member of society when the defendant gunned him down for refusing to be robbed."
A friend of Orbeton who worked with him at a tech firm in San Francisco wrote in a letter to the court that Orbeton "had incredible software security skills and was instrumental in finding and stopping malicious and destructive cyber criminals."
The friend said Orbeton "traveled the world to speak at events teaching others his techniques and met with government officials in an effort to reduce this pervasive crime wave."
An online obituary for Orbeton said he was born in Westwood, but grew up in McKenzie Bridge, Ore., "loved the outdoors" and his most recent job had been with the Tesla Motor Car Company in Hayward.
The obituary said, "Jon loved dogs, kiteboarding, and the outdoors. He was also passionate about the environment and social justice."
* The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced in mid-January that it has suspended the license of a Livermore bar.
The 45-day license suspension at The Venue Bar and Lounge, located at 2293 First St., is due to what ABC officials allege was disorderly operations happening there.
According to ABC officials, between April 2017 and June 2018, police were called to the bar several times for incidents such as fights, assaults, public drunkenness and disturbing the peace. In addition, ABC officials allege the bar sold alcohol to minors.
Under the suspension, The Venue will be prohibited from selling alcohol for 45 days and the bar's license will be on probation for the next three years.
During the three-year probation period, the business will be required to stop selling alcohol at 12:30 a.m. and must provide state-licensed security, ABC officials said. After the probation period, ABC officials could move to permanently revoke the business' license if similar disorderly activity continues to occur.
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