Crashes Resulted In Man Falling From I-80 Highway Onto the Yolo Bypass
West Sacramento, CA (September 27, 2016) – Three crashes occurred between 2:33 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 along the Yolo Causeway, east of Webster Road and west of West Sacramento on Monday, September 26, 2016. The first collision involved a 2015 Ford Fusion that was stalled in the right lane after being involved in a fender-bender collision. There were no injuries with regard to the first crash. Afterward, the driver of the Ford and his female passenger got out of their vehicle and walked to the right shoulder of the road away from their vehicle. The Ford remained in the right lane of the road.
Minutes later, in the second accident, a truck carrying tomatoes traveling in the right lane hit the stalled Ford and pushed the Ford into the middle lane. The truck drove away from the Ford and pulled onto the right shoulder of the road ahead of the crash site.
Minutes after the second collision, the Ford was then struck again by a Toyota Prius traveling eastbound in the middle lane. The Ford driver and his female passenger were standing on the shoulder when they were both thrown over the side of the bridge of the I-80 freeway. They fell 30 feet and landed on the Yolo Bypass below.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was identified as 27-year-old Lethesia Guzman of San Jose and was lifted and then transported to UC Davis Medical Center. The 36-year-old man’s name has not been released and will not be released until notification of his family members.
A few lanes of the eastbound I-80 were shut down but reopened shortly afterwards. The CHP has asked for anyone who witnessed the crashes to call the Woodland Area Highway Patrol office at 530-662-4685.
We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of the man who passed and hope for Lethesia Guzman’s full recovery.