CHP: 1 dead after car strikes pillar on I-580 in Oakland

OAKLAND (KRON) — A 24-year-old man was killed in a car crash on Interstate 580 in Oakland Sunday morning, according to a traffic report from California Highway Patrol.

Around 5:11 a.m. CHP responded to reports of the accident just east of the High St. on-ramp.

A CHP report indicates that a silver Ford Taurus crashed into a pillar.

When officers arrived there was smoke coming from the car, and the front end of the Taurus was smashed in, CHP said.

Officers later found that the driver was speeding at about 100 per hour when he crashed.

At 5:33 a.m. CHP issued a traffic alert, as two eastbound lanes were closed.

By 7:01 a.m., CHP reported all lanes were reopened.

No other cars were involved in the incident.

No further information is available at this time.

Stay with KRON4 for updates.

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