Marijuana Involved in Fatal Crash in Fremont

The CHP is investigating a deadly collision involving five vehicles on Interstate 880 in Fremont that killed three people, including two juveniles. The CHP believes the driver who was responsible for the crash may have been under the influence of marijuana.

There was devastation after a five-vehicle crash left three people dead. The three of them were ejected from their Cadillac Escalade. Five others were inside the Escalade, including four children who were injured and taken to the hospital.

The CHP says it appears the three who died were not wearing their seatbelts.

CHP investigators believe 21-year-old Dang Tran of San Jose was responsible for the crash and driving under the influence of marijuana. Witnesses say Tran was speeding and driving his Toyota Camry erratically before the crash.

Tran faces several charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated as well as counts for DUI and causing bodily injury.

“The decision this person made to drive under the influence changed these people’s lives forever,” CHP Officer Manuel Leal added.

Compared to last year the CHP expects DUI marijuana arrests in the Bay Area will be up by 70 percent by the end of 2018


ABC 7 News. “Teenager, 9-year-old among those killed in triple-fatal crash on I-880 in Fremont” 16 May 2018. Web. 21 May 2018.