Woman in Stolen Oakland Jeep Killed ID'd | NBC Bay Area

Woman in Stolen Oakland Jeep Killed ID'd



    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013)

    A woman who was killed Monday morning in a Jeep that had been reported stolen in the Fruitvale district has been identified as Carlina Foust-McCandles, according to the Alameda County Coroner.

    Police said she had been driving east about 11:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of Foothill Boulevard in the Jeep when police say she swerved to avoid hitting something in the road; police don't yet know what she was trying to avoid.

     Foust-McCandles, 24, crashed into a Honda and the Jeep flipped over. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The driver of the Honda was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, but police said the person was expected to survive.

    The Jeep had been reported stolen near 19th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.

    The Jeep's owner, speaking off camera to NBC Bay Area, said he had been working on his car, went inside for a minute and when he came back out, he saw a woman taking off in his Jeep.

    He also said he has seen the woman before in his neighborhood, though he did not know her name.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.