One left dead in an accident involving bus, big rig and car

The Associated Press
Friday January 04, 2002

FAIRFIELD — One person was killed Thursday following a crash that involved a transit bus, a car and a big rig on Interstate 80 in Fairfield, police said. 

The accident occurred about 3 p.m. on westbound I-80 at Red Top Road.  

One overturned vehicle blocked the road, shutting down lanes and backing up rush-hour traffic, said California Highway Patrol Officer Byron Tiamson. 

A woman driving a white Honda Civic rear-ended a black BMW, spun out, and was hit from behind by the small bus, which was transporting disabled people, the Daily Republic in Fairfield reported. 

After that, the woman’s car hit a big rig and another big rig slammed on its brakes to avoid a collision and jackknifed. 

The woman driving the car was killed.  

Her name has not been released. 

Four other minor injuries have been reported. 

The accident closed two lanes and backed up traffic about seven miles to Travis Air Force Base.