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Man Shot Several Times, Killed While Driving I-80 In Richmond

RICHMOND (CBS SF) -- Westbound lanes on Interstate Highway 80 in Richmond reopened after a 40-year-old man died early Saturday morning when his vehicle went down an embankment following a shooting.

At 1:08 a.m. the CHP Golden Gate Division received a reports of a crash on the highway near Hilltop Drive, according to CHP officials.

Upon arrival, officers found a driver in a silver Jeep SUV that went down an embankment along the highway.

CHP officials believe an unknown suspect vehicle drove alongside the Jeep and fired several rounds into it. The Jeep then drifted across the highway and went down the embankment, overturning several times.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:43 a.m., CHP officials said.

Investigators believe the shooter targeted the victim.

Investigators at the Scene Where SUV Plunged Down Embankment Along I-80 in Richmond
Investigators at the scene of a fatal shooting on I-80 in Richmond on Saturday. (CBS)

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the CHP at (707) 551-4100 or (510) 622-4609.

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