LIVERMORE -- One person died and traffic was snarled after a vehicle flipped over and took out a light pole near the Altamont Pass on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said.
The wreck occurred on eastbound Interstate 580 just east of the I-205 junction around 5:50 p.m., the CHP said. Specific details were not available immediately, but a CHP log confirmed by an officer indicated the wreck involved only a red Honda Civic.
Police directed traffic through the area while one lane was shut down, but the freeway never was shut down, the CHP said.
The gender of the victim was not released. The Alameda County Coroner was en route to the scene. Information on whether anybody else was injured was not available.
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