Oakland Man Luis Rodriguez Identified in Deadly Milpitas Multi-Car Crash on I-880
Milpitas, California (January 12, 2018) – A male driver died in a wrong-way crash Tuesday morning in Milpitas, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP identified the man as 52-year-old Luis Gutierrez Rodriguez, of Oakland.
The deadly event unfolded shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday, January 10 on Interstate 880 at Highway 237.
Police officers stated that Rodriguez was driving a green Ford van headed north in the southbound lanes of I-880 when he collided into the rear passenger side of a Buick which was attempting to swerve out of the way. The Ford then collided head-on with a Toyota pickup truck before spinning out and hitting a Mercedes-Benz. A Honda Civic also slammed into the Buick.
Rodriguez died at the scene while the drivers of the Toyota and the Mercedes Benz both suffered minor wounds.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the deadly crash.
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