Fatal crash in Emeryville closes lanes of I-80 for hours

- Two lanes of eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Emeryville are now open, hours after a crash that killed a person this morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

Callers alerted the CHP to the collision around 9:45 a.m., according to the CHP traffic log.

A green Ford pickup truck lost control in the Berkeley curve just west of the Emeryville exit, according to CHP Officer Michael Hamer.

"The pickup spun out and came to a stop blocking the Number Three lane," Hamer said, referring to the third lane from the left.

"A white Ford SUV traveling at a high speed for the wet conditions lost control and went sideways into the pickup," Hamer said.

The crash resulted in the death of one of the passengers in the SUV, the CHP officer said.

The driver of the SUV said he was in pain and was taken to the hospital. A young person in the SUV was taken to the hospital to make sure the youngster wasn't injured.

Hamer cautioned Bay Area drivers to be careful today. "We would like to remind everybody that due to the wet conditions on the road, they should take this into account and adjust their speed accordingly".

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