DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) — A 1-year-old child died early Thursday morning following a crash on Interstate 80 in Davis.
Dave Harvey, with the California Highway Patrol, told FOX40 the crash happened just after 4:30 a.m. when a Toyota Avalon going east on I-80 crashed into the center divider near Richards Boulevard.
When it stopped, Harvey said the Avalon was struck by a box truck and a Toyota Tacoma.
According to Harvey, a 1-year-old girl inside the Avalon was ejected from the car and died on the scene.
Both the driver and passenger were badly hurt but survived and were sent to the hospital.
The driver of the Tacoma sustained minor injuries and the box truck driver was uninjured.
Sacramento resident Mark Borbe was on his way to work in Fairfield, heading west on I-80, when he saw the crash.
“There was a vehicle that looked like it caught on fire and it was all black,” Borbe recalled.
CHP investigators said they believe fog may have been a factor in the crash.
“It was very foggy,” Borbe said. “I could barely see the vehicle in front of me. I just only could see the taillights.”
“I could barely see the lines in the freeway as well. I was just following the lights in front of me,” he continued.
Eastbound I-80 reopened around 8:40 a.m., the CHP reported.