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The Latest: Marijuana DUI suspected in crash that killed 3

May 16, 2018 - 12:35 PM

FREMONT, Calif. - The Latest in San Francisco Bay area highway fatal crash that killed three people (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Authorities in Northern California say a teenager and a 9-year-old are among the three people killed in a multi-car crash that authorities say was caused by a man allegedly under the influence of marijuana.

The Alameda County Coroner's office on Wednesday identified the victims as 14-year-old Christy Limas and 9-year-old Brooke Limas.

The California Highway Patrol says the third victim was a 39-year-old woman but her name has not been released. All three are from Manteca, 75 miles (120 kilometres) east of San Francisco.

KGO-TV reports 21-year-old Nguyen Hai Tran was driving a car involved in the crash and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

The CHP says the San Jose resident faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

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7:30 a.m.

Three people were killed in a multi-car crash that closed several lanes of a major San Francisco Bay highway and officials say the driver suspected of causing it was under the influence of marijuana.

California Highway Patrol Officer Manuel Leal says three people died at the scene and that five others, including a child in critical condition, were rushed to hospitals.

Leal says that minutes before the crash several 911 callers reported a reckless, speeding driver on Interstate 880.

He says the man was not injured and has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

The East Bay Times reports the five-car collision Tuesday night shut down I-880 overnight and into the morning commute.

The California Highway Patrol says that all lanes reopened Wednesday.

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Information from: East Bay Times, http://www.eastbaytimes.com

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