Marijuana DUI suspected in crash that killed 3
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) —
Three people were killed in a multi-car crash that closed several lanes of a major San Francisco Bay highway and officials say the driver suspected of causing it was under the influence of marijuana.
California Highway Patrol Officer Manuel Leal says three people died at the scene and that five others, including a child in critical condition, were rushed to hospitals.
Leal says that minutes before the crash several 911 callers reported a reckless, speeding driver on Interstate 880.
He says the man was not injured and has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.
The East Bay Times reports the five-car collision Tuesday night shut down I-880 overnight and into the morning commute.
The California Highway Patrol says that all lanes reopened Wednesday.