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UPDATE: Crash That Closed I-580 May Have Been Intentional

Reports show helicopter called after solo crash on eastbound Interstate 580 at Greenville Road exit.

4 p.m. update: Valley Times reports solo crash may have been intentional.

A driver apparently intentionally drove off an embankment near North Flynn Road in an accident that blocked all lanes of eastbound Interstate 580 on Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

Driver suffered minor injuries and was the only person in the vehicle. View full Valley Times report here.

11:57 a.m. update: CHP reports freeway has reopened.

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Officials have shut down eastbound 580 this morning to allow a medical helicopter to respond to a solo crash, according to the CHP incident information log. The collision also sparked a vehicle fire, according to the report.

KCBS is reporting the vehicle went over the side of the road.

It is unknown at this time how many people were inside the vehicle.

At around 10:53 a.m. CHP received reports of a solo vehicle crash on the freeway near the North Flynn Road offramp. Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department crews were sent to the collision minutes later, according to the the PulsePoint mobile application — which reports the collision on eastbound I-580 at the North Greenville Road exit just before the Altamont Pass.

The vehicle fire was extinguished at around 11 a.m., according to the CHP log.

At 11:21 a.m., officials shut down the freeway for the helicopter to land.

Livermore Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

emily October 16, 2012 at 06:15 PM
actually FIREFIGHTERS DIDNOT put the fire out. my boyfriend put the fire out and a man that had also pulled over after seein the incident pulled the man out of the car. when police and firefighter arrived to the scene THEY WALKED SLOWLY down the hill, stoppped conversed for a minute and continued to the man whos life was in danger !!
JDOG October 21, 2012 at 06:19 PM
^ lol

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