Fatal Collision Overnight Closes Highway 680

Two people died in the three-car collision on I680 at Crow Canyon Road.

From Bay City News Service:

Two people were killed in a three-car crash that sparked a car fire on Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The three-car collision was reported just after 1:20 a.m. on southbound Highway 680 at the Crow Canyon Road off-ramp, according to the CHP.

One of the vehicles involved started leaking gas after the crash and one car caught fire. Multiple passengers appeared to be trapped in the vehicle that caught fire, according to the CHP.

The CHP issued a Sig-alert at 1:36 a.m. and shut down the roadway at the scene of the crash.

The slow lane on southbound Highway 680 has since reopened.

Patch will have update this story when more information becomes available.

Kristy Blackstock August 12, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Do we have any names or car make?!!!
Autumn Johnson (Editor) August 12, 2012 at 01:47 PM
@Kristy, nothing yet but we will add to the story as information comes in. If they do have the identities of the victims, the coroner does not generally release the names until next of kin have been notified.
Kristy Blackstock August 12, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Ok thank you. I have family & friends who live off Crow Canyon exit; just concerned....
beth August 12, 2012 at 02:37 PM
News reported a man driving white car hit a BMW convertible carrying a man and woman. Both men driving were killed. Woman in BMW critical. Man in white car appears to be at fault. He was speeding.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) August 12, 2012 at 02:40 PM
@Kristy, I totally understand. Sad collision to have happened.
Julie Deane August 12, 2012 at 03:18 PM
My prayers for the injured, departed and for family and friends of the victims. Also, for the emergency workers, police and other witnesses of this horrible accident. May God give healing and peace to all involved.
beth August 12, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I saw it on ch 2 news and it was definitely a white car that was reported by a witness seen in excess of driving over 100 mph. I saw the car and the other mangled car was dark in color. I couldn't identify the make of the white car but it was a 4 door model.
beth August 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM
There is a picture of the white car on their website or watch first story on ch 2. Tragic! Shouldn't have happened.
Megan August 12, 2012 at 04:12 PM
anyone that drives 680 knows the average speed is about 80 or so in the day time so in the wee hours of the morning I would probably say speed would be well over 100.
beth August 12, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Yes TJ. Now watching on larger high def screen, I can see the lighter car seems to have BMW wheels. A witness reported that the car at fault was seen speeding and at times driving with his lights off.
MissA August 12, 2012 at 06:07 PM
The CHP site says its a Silver Porsche and a white sedan and a black Nissan cube and maroon Toyota....confusing !! Details 10:29 AM 44 [140] A19-180A 1185 FOR WHI SED MAJ FRONT END DAMAGE 10:19 AM 41 [131] [Appended, 10:22:14] [1] BLK NISS CUBE VS WHI SD [Shared] 10:19 AM 38 [127] [Appended, 10:21:03] [5] [Appended, 10:19:44] 2 VEHS - WHI 4D SEDAN VS UNK 10:18 AM 36 [123] [Appended, 10:21:03] [1] MAR TOYT SD VS WHI SEDAN 2:20 AM 22 [60] 143-S4 1039 AIROPS OFCR GUTIERREZ , AIRPLANE ENRT AT 1ST LIGHT 1:55 AM 17 [51] S4 - NEG INJURIES TO ANY ROAD CREW 1:51 AM 16 [49] 1039 DUB ON CALL MANAGER LT LIBBY - WILL BE CALLING OIC 1:42 AM 15 [40] COCO SO INQ IF UNITS ARE READY FOR BODY TO BE PICKED UP, WILL NOT ROLL UNTIL THEY AREA 1:34 AM 13 [30] A1 - REQ SIG ALERT PLS // NEG ETO FOR LANES YET 1:33 AM 12 [28] A1 ** 1-2-3-4 LANES SHUT DOWN ** MOTORIST PSSG ON RHS 1:31 AM 11 [26] TASK MSG ROUTED TO TMC // ASK TO PLS MONITOR FOR VEH TC INTO CONSTRUCTION EQUIP 1:29 AM 10 [24] A1 - PTYS TRAPPED / CFIRE STILL GOING 1:28 AM 9 [23] A1 ** NEG ROAD CREW INVLD 1:26 AM 8 [15] FIRE / 1141 ENRT 1:26 AM 7 [14] VEHS TC''D WITH THE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OUT THERE 1:25 AM 6 [11] SIL PORSCHE VS BLK VEH 1:25 AM 5 [10] 1039 SAN RAMON VLY FIRE 1:25 AM 4 [9] PTYS TRAPPED/ TRYING TO PUT OUT FIRE 1:25 AM 3 [8] CARS CAUGHT ON FIRE 1:24 AM 2 [4] VEH TC''D INTO CLOSURE/ HIT PARKED CAR 1:23 AM 1 [1] 3 VEHS /ONE LEAKING GAS
Mary August 13, 2012 at 03:33 AM
I was there I was right behind the dark or black honda, he had his lighst turned off and was speeding at about 100mpr. he was about to hit 2 other cars before and then he crashed into the wall to avoid hitting the bmw but ended up hitting it anyway. its sad when people die over a stupid action like this.
Mary August 13, 2012 at 03:40 AM
The black car was speeding with the lights turned off. he was about to hit 2 other cars beside me because he was going at about 100mph ... swerving from lane to lane in the dark no one could see him. it was when the lanes merged that he lost control. I was right behind the black car when it hit the other one. i did not see it go into flames all i saw was the person in the bmw, just fainted. the impact was so hard I knew the black car had a small chance of making it out of this crash. I have no idea why or if he was DUI, but this accident was horrific.
Mary August 13, 2012 at 03:41 AM
It was a black or very dark honda, and a BMW roadster
Jon Doe August 13, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Mary you need to call Dublin CHP 925-828-0466
Megan August 13, 2012 at 04:21 AM
heard there was a Porsche also involved?
Mary August 13, 2012 at 05:04 AM
It was a black Honda and a BMW Roadster. Only those 2 cars were involved at the beginning. I saw a head of a person in the BMW just fainted, and the airbags deployed.
Mary August 13, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I will right now.
Mary August 13, 2012 at 05:11 AM
MissA, maybe there was a porsche after I left but not at the beginning when the honda hit the BMW. I will call the Dublin CHP tomorrow to let them know what I witnessed. I will update you all on what they tell me...
MissA August 13, 2012 at 05:14 AM
The 6th call call at 1:25 am to the CHP says it was a silver Porsche
Mary August 13, 2012 at 05:21 AM
OMG, I was under the impression the these 2 cars were the only once, since that is all I witnessed.
MissA August 13, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Mary. Did you read my post from 11:07am.it reports the were 4 cars.
Mary August 13, 2012 at 05:28 AM
yea but i was only there for 2 and only got access to my computer a little while ago. when I left the accident scene there were just the two we were going to get out and help but the workers just told us to stay in the car and keep going. OMG, this is so sad. I have never seen anything so close and felt so useless. I so sad for the families of those who passed away. ----MissA, thanks for the information. please keep us posted on any other details.
meomine August 13, 2012 at 06:50 AM
black/white car was actually a "green" nissan maximum
rosevear September 11, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I am the Momma of the young man in the Maxima. I am so sorry for the family that is suffering from this fatal accident as well as all of us that are devasted from the loss of Brandon, just about 19 years old. And to all that may have witnessed this horrible event my heart is broken and my eyes filled with tears when I think of the horror that you saw and its effect that I am certain it has left embedded within your mind. I can only pray for the loved ones survived and the people that this tragedy has stricken. Two people left us and there is only tears and heart piercing pain that I have for all. Sincerely~ with the Love of The Lord, Lisa


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