Renee Rodriguez and Lumumba Richard Killed in Hayward Multi-Car Crash on 880 Freeway[/caption]
Renee Rodriguez and Lumumba Richard Perish in 880 Freeway Collision Near Whipple RoadHAYWARD, CA (November 1, 2018) – A Hayward woman and San Lorenzo man were killed in a four-vehicle crash on the 880 North Freeway near Whipple Road Tuesday night. The incident happened around 10:40 p.m. before California Highway Patrol responded to reports of a traffic collision. The incident involved a semi-truck, a tour bus, a 1997 Lexus and a 2011 Ford vehicle. In the preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the tour bus was traveling at speeds of at least 65 mph in the middle of the freeway when for unknown reasons, it struck a Lexus vehicle in front of it during stop-and-go-traffic. The Lexus was pushed to the left and the tour bus continued forward, plowing into a Ford car, sending it into a UPS semi-truck. The Ford was crushed between the tour bus and the semi-truck, killing the 46-year-old San Lorenzo male driver, later identified as Lumumba Richard. The Lexus driver, 57-year-old Renee Rodriguez of Hayward, also died. The 61-year-old Salinas man operating the UPS truck complained of pain to his neck while the 29-year-old Oakland male driver of the tour bus was unharmed. None of the vehicles were reportedly carrying any passengers. The CHP closed all northbound freeway lanes in the area for nearly seven hours as crews investigated the site. A follow-up investigation is underway as authorities determine the cause of the incident.
This is devastating news and our team of attorneys would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and families of Renee Rodriguez and Lumumba Richard.
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