2 children, 2 adults killed in crash 20 miles west of Donner Summit

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Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 12:11 PM PST
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says two children and two adults were killed Saturday after a person drove the wrong way on Interstate 80 in the Sierra Nevada.

It says a witness called 911 near 5 a.m. to report a wrong-way driver.

The crash involving three vehicles happened minutes later near Eagle Lakes Road in Sierra County. KCRA-TV reports a baby who was being held in the arms of an adult survived and was airlifted to a Nevada hospital.

CHP officers believe alcohol was a factor and said eastbound I-80 was closed at Highway 20 after the crash. It is expected to reopen later Saturday.

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