Three westbound lanes of I-80 were closed in Richmond this morning after an apparent road-rage incident involving a 63-year-old man in a minivan, and a pickup truck. The minivan clipped the pickup after he appeared to be "brake-checking" the pickup accelerating and then swerving in front of the car and slamming on the brakes. The driver of the minivan, Ronald Zerangue, may have misjudged the space in front of the car, and ended up hitting the center divider and flipping his minivan multiple times. He died at the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Zerangue had a valid license and a clean driving record. He lived in El Sobrante.
The accident occurred around 5:45 a.m., and the lanes were finally reopened around 7:45 a.m. The morning's commute was, however, destroyed for many.