All lanes of northbound Interstate Highway 880 have been reopened after a triple-fatal vehicle collision on Tuesday night closed the freeway for nearly eight hours into Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to CHP, the lanes were reopened around 6 a.m. Wednesday after the five-vehicle collision that occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The CHP said the northbound Stevenson Boulevard off-ramp is still closed as of 6:15 a.m., but all other off-ramps and on-ramps in the area of the collision are now open.
A Sig-alert for the area was canceled at 6:20 a.m.
At least three people were killed and one person arrested, CHP Officer Manuel Leal said.
The three who died have initially been identified as a female adult, a young adult in their teens and a juvenile. Their names haven’t been released.
Five others were taken to a local hospital, Leal said, including an infant. Another juvenile that was injured in the collision is currently in critical condition, Leal said.
Leal said a man who was driving a white Toyota Camry was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. His identity also hasn’t been released.
The driver of the Camry was reported to have been driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed prior to the collision, Leal said.
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