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Southbound Interstate 880 in Oakland Reopens Following Deadly Crash

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    Deadly Crash Shuts Down Southbound Interstate 880 in Oakland

    A fatal crash involving a Fedex truck and a car is blocking all lanes of southbound Interstate 880 near 66th Avenue in Oakland Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kris Sanchez reports.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017)

    A deadly crash involving a FedEx truck and a car blocked all lanes of southbound Interstate 880 near 66th Avenue in Oakland Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Lanes of the freeway reopened just after 8 a.m., about five hours after the crash occurred. 

    The wreck happened just before 3 a.m., according to CHP Officer Matthew Hamer. Details regarding what led up to the crash were not immediately available, but the truck's second trailer tipped over and the car overturned as a result of the collision. 

    "Due to the impact of this collision, there is quite a lot of debris on the freeway," Hamer said early Thursday.

    The driver of the car was killed in the wreck, Hamer said. The driver of the truck was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries.

    Officials had to close all southbound lanes in order to complete a comprehensive investigation.

    Drivers were encouraged to use alternate routes while the roadway was closed.

    Further information was not available.


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