VACAVILLE (CBS) — The California Highway Patrol has reopened all lanes of Interstate Highway 80 in Vacaville after one person was struck and killed early Sunday morning.

The person was apparently hit while outside their vehicle on westbound I-80 at Midway Road just before 3 a.m., CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said.

The Sig-alert was canceled at about 5:10 a.m. after the two right lanes of the freeway were blocked for nearly two hours following the collision, he said.

It is not clear why the victim stepped outside the car, but officers are on the scene investigating the collision.

Animal control took custody of the victim’s dog, who appears to be unharmed inside the car, Caggiano said.

Comments (4)
  1. cynthia says:

    That’s a tragedy for the motorist and everyone that loves him….. Hey Everyone, listen up… it’s very dangerous stepping out of a car on a freeway, much less staying inside your car… be careful getting out and get the hell on the other side of the guardrail AWAY from your car…..

  2. coastx says:

    Him?? How do you know it was a male driver?

  3. RGJ says:

    I drove by this accident right after it happened…my condolences to the family.

  4. madisen says:

    he was on the side of the road filling up his gas…he always ran out of gass i wish he took the back road and it was my dad at least he made it to my 13th birthday but it wasnt even a month after it he died

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