A devastating wrong-way accident left four people dead is still under investigation as California authorities try to determine what factors might have influenced the wreck. The driver that allegedly caused the car accident was one of the victims. The other three victims were all in the same vehicle at the time of accident.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., the driver of a small motor vehicle was headed eastbound in the west lanes of the highway. Authorities had already spotted the wrong-way vehicle and planned to intervene, but tragedy struck before they could carry out their plan. The smaller vehicle collided with an oncoming pickup truck and sent it veering out of its lane, causing it to be hit a second time by another car. According to police who witnessed the crash, the second collision caused the pickup to catch fire.