Driver suspected of being under influence of marijuana in fatal Bay Area freeway crash
10:02 AM, May 16, 2018
(KGTV) - A driver suspected of being under the influence of marijuana is accused of causing a multi-vehicle crash on a Bay Area freeway Tuesday that killed three people and injured several others, including a child.
Bay Area TV station KRON reported the crash involving five vehicles happened just after 9:30 p.m. on northbound Interstate 880 in Fremont, a city about 25 miles south of Oakland.
California Highway Patrol investigators are trying to piece together how the crash occurred, but officials confirmed to KRON that 21-year-old Dang Nguyen Hai Tran was arrested at the scene on suspicion of being under the influence of marijuana.
According to CHP officials, three people were declared dead at the scene and five others were taken to area hospitals. One of the five people transported to the hospital was identified as a young child. The conditions of the injured are unknown.
KRON reported the three deceased individuals were ejected from a Cadillac Escalade SUV.