Nine people were injured in a fiery four-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in West Sacramento Saturday morning.
Nick Wride, of Hawthorne, Nev., was driving to Suisun City for a friend's wedding with his wife and three friends when the crash happened. Wride's car, a Cadlillac Fleetwood, was rear-ended by a Toyota sedan, causing it to hit the two cars ahead of it, California Highway Patrol Officer John Pinoli said.
Wride's car then burst into flames.
The five people in Wride's car, plus four others involved in the crash were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, West Sacramento Fire Chief John Muir said. Their injuries ranged from minor to moderate, Pinoli added. The patients were in three vehicles, which were towed away from the scene.
The occupants in the fourth vehicle involved in the crash were able to drive away from the scene.
The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on westbound I-80 at Reed Avenue when congestion slowed down the flow of traffic. Westbound I-80 was closed for about an hour as crews cleared the scene.