OAKLEY (KRON) — A teen girl has died and another teen girl was hurt after a station wagon hit two pedestrians in Oakley on Tuesday afternoon, according to Oakley police.
East Cypress Road is currently closed as police investigate. Drivers are being asked to take Jersey Island Road to get around the closure.
The collision between a car and pedestrians happened at around 2:49 p.m. on East Cypress Road near Bethel Island Road, police said. Both girls were walking south on East Cypress in an area with no sidewalk, according to police.
That is when a car heading in the same direction slammed into them, police said. The car then careened off the roadway and into a ditch, according to police.
One girl died at the scene. The girl hurt is in critical but stable condition.
That victim has been identified and her parents are with her at the hospital, police said.
The girls are between 15 and 17 years old, police said. The driver, described only as a middle-aged woman, struck both girls and went off the roadway, coming to rest roughly 150 yards away in a field.
Witnesses told police that she’d been driving erratically prior to the crash, according to Navarro. She cooperated with investigators, who are working to determine if drugs or alcohol may have been factors in the crash.
The coroner was at the scene removing the girl’s body from shrubbery on the side of the road. The coroner is still trying to confirm her identity.
The driver has been detained, but not yet arrested or booked into jail, so her name has not yet been released, police said. The car was towed away.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the victims,” Lt. Eric Navarro said. “It’s just so sad to be that young.”
No other information has been made available by police. Police did not release the age of the girls.
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