Two people killed in separate Sunday collisions on I-80 identified

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Two people killed in separate collisions on I-80 in Richmond on Sunday have been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.

Ernest Holloway, 33, of Oakland, reportedly died when the Toyota sedan he was driving collided with a guardrail and he was ejected at about 3:53 a.m. Sunday near Macdonald Avenue, according to the East Bay Times, citing a CHP spokesperson.

The traffic backup that resulted from the crash caused a separate deadly crash at about 5:55 a.m.

Armando Modales, Jr., 47, of San Pablo, was killed and several others were injured in a chain-reaction collision involving six vehicles. According to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, the driver of a 2015 Mitsubishi box-truck was driving at an unsafe spead for the weather and road conditions and was unable to stop in time to prevent the crash. The truck crashed into the vehicle Modales was riding in, according to the East Bay Times. Alcohol or drugs were not suspected. 

These deadly crashes were among five major high-speed traffic wrecks in 72 hours on a three-mile-long stretch of I-80 in Richmond amidst wet weather, according to Local 188.