Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Fatal Bay Bridge Crash

When you’re young, it’s tempting to believe that you are invincible or that nothing bad can ever happen to you. However, one young woman found out that a momentary lapse of judgment can forever change your life.

CBS News Bay Area reports that officers with the California Highway Patrol have arrested a driver suspected of DUI after an accident that killed a 22-year-old man and injured four others.

According to reports, the crash happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, in the eastbound lanes of Interstate Highway 80. The driver of a 2007 Infiniti sedan slowed their vehicle, possibly because of mechanical issues, and was rear-ended by a 2014 Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

The CHP and paramedics responded to the crash site on the Bay Bridge and declared a 22-year-old man dead at the scene.

Paramedics rushed a 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman to an area hospital to be treated for major injuries. 

The driver of the Nissan pickup truck, a 36-year-old man, suffered significant injuries and was also taken to the hospital. 

Officials had not released the current condition of anyone injured in the crash at the time of the report. 

The driver of the Infiniti, a 22-year-old San Francisco woman, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Authorities have not released her identity.

All lanes on the Bay Bridge were closed for approximately an hour after the crash. All lanes were re-opened a little after 5:00 a.m.

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