Two people were seriously injured early Sunday morning in a six-vehicle collision on Highway 24 that forced the closure of several lanes of the busy freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officer James Evans said the crash took place at about 5:35 a.m. on eastbound Highway 24, just west of the Pleasant Hill Road exit.
One of the drivers involved told KTVU he swerved to avoid what looked like a cooler in the road, lost control of his vehicle, slammed into the center divider, triggering a chain reaction crash.
A Sig-alert was issued at 6:14 a.m. and only two lanes were opened by 7:30 a.m.
Authorities said two people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
It is unknown when the entire roadway would reopen.
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