OAKLAND (KRON) — A 25-year-old man was killed after he sped his way into a construction zone on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland early Saturday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said today.
The man was identified as Oakland resident Gregory Davis Jr., according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau. At approximately 2:45 a.m., Davis was traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph while heading east on Highway 580 at Grand Avenue, CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said.
A CHP unit on the other side of the freeway saw the speeding car and was about to conduct a traffic stop, but Davis crashed into the construction zone where a crew was working to repair a guardrail along the slow lane that was lined with cones and closed to traffic, Wilkenfeld explained.
Davis hit a truck that had been shadowing the crew, according to Wilkenfeld, and the truck was pushed into the fast lane. An occupant of the truck was not injured in the crash, but Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.