Posted by on July 3, 2017
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(BANT) – CHP officers are looking for a big-rig that fled after a collision that killed a motorcyclist on westbound Interstate Highway 80 in San Pablo this morning.

The fatal crash, the second on the same stretch of westbound Highway 80 in San Pablo this morning, was reported at 6:22 a.m. in the area of El Portal Drive.

A vehicle described as a yellow big-rig with a white trailer made an unsafe lane change and hit the motorcyclist, who then hit another car and was ejected onto the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses said the big-rig driver pulled over and stopped for four or five minutes, then drove away.

Officers later pulled over a big-rig matching the description provided by witnesses, but do not think that vehicle was the one involved in the collision.

The crash came after a separate one reported at about 4:05 a.m., also in the area of El Portal Drive. A woman driving a Honda Accord spun out and struck the center median. The car came to rest facing the wrong way and with its lights out.

As the woman was exiting the car, a Dodge Charger approached and was unable to avoid hitting the car and woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The two people in the Charger were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The crash shut down the highway until around 6:10 a.m., and less than 15 minutes later, the crash occurred between the big-rig and motorcyclist. All lanes reopened again by 7:55 a.m.

Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to call the CHP’s Oakland office at (510) 450-3821.