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Deadly Crash in Oakland Left Interstate 880 Closed for 5 Hours

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OAKLAND, California — A deadly crash involving a Fedex truck and a car blocked all lanes of southbound Interstate 880 near 66th Avenue in Oakland Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Lanes of the freeway reopened just after 8 a.m., about five hours after the crash occurred.

The wreck happened just before 3 a.m., according to CHP Officer Matthew Hamer. Details regarding what led up to the crash were not immediately available, but the truck’s second trailer tipped over and the car overturned as a result of the collision.

“Due to the impact of this collision, there is quite a lot of debris on the freeway,” Hamer said early Thursday.

The driver of the car was killed in the collapse, Hamer said. The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Officials had to close all southbound lanes to complete a comprehensive investigation.

Drivers were encouraged to use alternate routes while the roadway was closed.

No further information was available.

 

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