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Woman Driving Wrong Way in Fremont Killed, 3 Injured in Fiery Crash: CHP

A 22-year-old Santa Clara woman driving the wrong way on the highway in Fremont was killed early Friday in a fiery crash, and three men she hit in an oncoming 2004 Chevy Silverado suffered major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The aftermath of the scene on northbound Interstate Highway 880 near Thornton Avenue showed a charred mangled mess of metal. Fire crews were seen hosing down a 1999 Volvo S-80 and the SUV, which had broken in two.

CHP Officer Daniel Hill said the Volvo entered I-880 southbound driving north at Auto Mall Parkway, and as the woman approached Thornton, collided head-on with the truck. The Volvo caught fire on impact, with the woman trapped inside.

Her Volvo struck the truck, which was driven by a 26-year-old man from East Palo Alto. He had two other men inside at the time. The three men were taken to Eden and Stanford medical centers, and their exact conditions were not known.

Anyone with information should contact the CHP Hayward Office at (510) 489-1500 or the CHP’s non-emergency tip line at 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247).

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