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Big-Rig Driver Suspected Of DUI In Fatal Crash On Hwy. 4 Near Discovery Bay

DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) – A man was killed and a child injured Friday morning when a big-rig hit two vehicles on State Route 4 near Discovery Bay in unincorporated San Joaquin County, according to the California Highway Patrol

The big-rig was headed eastbound on State Route 4 near South Tracy Boulevard shortly before 8 a.m. when it crossed the double-yellow lines and slammed head-on into an SUV, CHP Officer Joe Whitlock said.

The crash killed the SUV's driver, and a child inside suffered major injuries and had to be flown to a hospital, Whitlock said.

Highway 4 Big-Rig Fatal Crash
Scene of a fatal crash involving a big-rig and SUV on Highway 4 near Discovery Bay on February 14, 2020. (CBS Sacramento)

After hitting the SUV, the big-rig sideswiped a mini-van. No injuries were reported by those in the mini-van, the CHP said.

The driver of the big-rig is suspected of driving under the influence, according to the CHP.

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