2 dead, major traffic in Bay Bridge incidents

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A fatal accident that killed two people and a person experiencing mental issues caused major traffic delays on the Bay Bridge Thursday morning. 

On Wednesday, 10 p.m., someone climbed on top of the railing of the Bay Bridge. 

CHP responded to the scene and said the person was on the westbound lanes just east of the center anchorage. Crews were able to remove the person around 6:26 a.m. Thursday and take them to custody. 

Then around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, CHP said there was a three-vehicle collision on the westbound incline. Those involved suffered minor injuries. 

The third incident was a major collision between a big rig and a black Dodge Charter. 

According to CHP Officer Erica Tatum, they received a call around 11:20 p.m. The Dodge was speeding before hitting the big rig traveling at 15 mph. The Dodge hit the rear of the truck, killing two people inside the Dodge. 

During the investigation, five lanes of the freeway were shut down for four hours. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.