1 Killed, 1 Injured in Auto Accident near 66th Avenue in Oakland
OAKLAND, CA (May 4, 2021) – One person died and one was injured Saturday morning after a deadly DUI crash on Interstate 880.
CHP arrived at the scene around 4:30 a.m. May 1, near the 66th Avenue on-ramp.
Per reports, while attempting to merge onto southbound I-880, the driver of a Chevrolet ran into a guardrail, blocking a lane of traffic. A passenger stepped out of the minivan and stood in the road.
Minutes later, a black Honda Civic crashed with the minivan, striking the passenger standing outside of it.
Officers found a woman lying injured on the roadway upon arrival. Tragically, she was pronounced dead on the scene and the driver of the Honda was transported to a regional trauma center with life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Chevrolet, a woman in her 20s, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to CHP.
Police officials closed the southbound lanes of the highway for a couple of hours. However, all lanes were later reopened by 7:00 a.m.
At this point, police have not confirmed their identities. Although, the accident remains under investigation.
Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the deceased victim during this difficult time.
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