OAKLAND (KRON) — In the third fatal accident to occur in the Bay Area Monday morning, a child and a man were killed and three others were injured on Highway 880 in Oakland, according to California Highway Patrol.
The man and girl killed in the collision on Highway 880 Monday morning have been identified by the Alameda County coroner as 23-year-old Dion Christy and 5-year-old Neveah Brown, both of Oakland, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said.
The crash happened around 5:00 a.m. just south of 5th Ave.
CHP reports that a white box truck was stalled on the right shoulder of the freeway with its hazards lights on.
Suddenly, a black BMW traveling northbound “at a high rate of speed,” veered of the roadway and crashed into the stalled truck, according to CHP.
Immediately after the collision, the BMW re-entered the roadway and was struck by a Ford F-250.
A man and a child who were sitting in the back seat of the BMW died in the collision.
Officers say it appears that the child was either wearing his seat belt improperly, or was not wearing one at all.
Another child, a woman, and the driver of the BMW were all taken to a local hospital, CHP said.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the accident, according to CHP.
However, officers say that because the child who was killed was not properly restrained, the driver may be prosecuted.
All northbound lanes were blocked, which prompted CHP to issue a Sig-alert at 5:36 a.m.
As of 7:30 a.m., lanes one and two had reopened, but the third and fourth lanes remained closed.
There is no estimated time of reopening the lanes, according to the CHP.
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