A suspected drunk driver, who was behind the wheel of an SUV, was arrested Friday after she collided with a sedan on northbound Interstate 680 in San Ramon and injured three children, killing one.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash was reported around 6:20 p.m. near Bollinger Canyon Road. The CHP issued a Sig-alert and blocked all north and southbound lanes during rush hour. All lanes were reported open around 8:50 p.m.
The driver of the white 2008 Toyota Sequoia rear-ended a "disabled" black 2007 Toyota Camry — carrying three children and their mother — at an "unlicensed speed," the CHP said in a statement.
An 11-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl were taken to a hospital by ambulance while their 3-year-old sibling, who was described as unresponsive, was airlifted from the crash site, the CHP said. As of 10:30 p.m. Friday, it remains unclear which child died.
The SUV driver was taken to John Muir Medical Center and then arrested for felony driving under the influence, the CHP said.
Images from the scene show a largely untouched SUV being towed from the scene while the sedan is badly mangled.
A CHP log said the sedan ran out of gas and was stalled on the side of the road, when the SUV driver rammed into it. The sedan was then described as being "against the wall."
Further details were not immediately available.
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