CHP Identifies Wrong-Way Driver in Tuesday’s Deadly I-80 Crash

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The California Highway Patrol has identified the driver of the Ford F-150 in Tuesday's wrong-way crash on I-80 as 42-year-old Sergey Masalov, of Roseville.

Court records show that Masalov had prior DUI convictions dating back to 1996 and 1997.  Officials have not stated whether alcohol was a factor in Tuesday's collision.

Masalov also faced a peeping charge in 1997, along with charges for petty theft. There are also two, separate charges of resisting arrest - the most recent being from 2012.

Three people, including Masalov, were killed in the crash along Interstate 80 at Madison Avenue.

The fiery crash happened about 12:30 a.m., according to the CHP, when the pickup truck hit a Lexus IS350 head-on in the westbound lanes.

The men inside the Lexus were identified as 25-year-old Zahid Arshad, of South San Francisco, and 24-year-old Nicholas Sharma, of Hayward.

This was the fourth deadly wrong-way crash this year, the third in the past month.