Deadly multi-vehicle crash involving wrong-way driver in San Francisco

Car after car sat mangled in the middle of the 101 in the aftermath of a wrong way crash Sunday morning.

“If you’re going the wrong way on the freeway that’s a major issue,” said CHP Sergeant Mitchell Scott.

It’s a major issue that started around 2:30 Sunday morning in San Francisco. The CHP said a red Volkswagen got on Northbound 101 at Vermont Street going south.

The driver side swept two cars, kept driving then crashed head on with another car by the Alemany Boulevard off ramp. That area of 101 was shut down for hours before reopening.

Investigators said the driver wasn’t wearing her seatbelt, was thrown from her car and died. Another man also died and nine others were hurt. Their injuries range from moderate to critical. Firefighters used the jaws of life to rescue them.

“Never get used to these scenes you’ll remember it throughout the day, throughout the week,” said Scott.

Investigators are working to determine how fast the wrong way driver was going and if she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.