The Placer County Sheriff's Office has identified a man killed in an accident on Interstate 80 on Sunday involving three vehicles.
According Dena Erwin, a sheriff's spokeswoman, Vacaville resident Billy Tyler, 80, was killed in the wreck, which closed the interstate to traffic in both directions for more than half an hour.
The wreck occurred around 8:30 p.m. just west of Rocklin Road. California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer David Martinez, said that a Mercedes Benz and a Toyota pick-up truck collided while traveling eastbound on the interstate.
The truck crossed a concrete barrier into the westbound lanes, colliding with Tyler's vehicle, a Honda Civic. Tyler was killed. His wife Lois Tyler, 75, who was also in the car, is in fair condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Rocklin resident Brigit Udell, 19, was driving the truck, carrying no passengers. She is also in fair condition at Sutter Roseville.
Gary Gramm, 68, and his wife Karen Gramm, 65, were in the Mercedes. The Auburn couple was transported to the University of California, Davis Medical Center. Gary Gramm has been discharged, but his wife remains in fair condition at the hospital.
Martinez said that the cause of the wreck is still under investigation, but that neither alcohol nor speed were factors, and that no arrests had been made in connection with the incident.
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