3 Dead in Interstate 680 Off-Ramp Crash in Benicia: CHP

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    NBC Bay Area
    Three people died in a crash on an off-ramp of northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Benicia Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

    The Lake Herman Road off-ramp of northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Benicia has reopened following a solo vehicle crash that killed three people Tuesday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.


    The trio was riding in a Kia Spectra that had a minor fender-bender with another vehicle on northbound I-680 around 3:40 p.m., CHP Officer Rick Weaver said.

    Both vehicles were going to take the Lake Herman Road off-ramp when they collided, Weaver said.

    The Kia went into a dirt area, struck a canal and landed on its wheels, Weaver said.

    All three occupants were wearing seat belts and the Kia's air bags deployed, Weaver said. The man and a woman were in the front seat and the other man was in a back seat, Weaver said. The Kia sustained major front-end damage.

    The off-ramp was closed until about 6:20 p.m., according to the CHP.