An early morning collision killed one passenger and injured three other people Saturday in East Oakland, according to police.
The crash, which occurred around 12:20 a.m. in the vicinity of 106th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, involved a Nissan Altima and a Ford Mustang, police said.
A 19-year-old Oakland man, who was a passenger in the Ford Mustang, was ejected from the car during the collision, police said. Oakland Fire Department and Paramedics Plus rushed to the crash site to provide medical treatment, but the man could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Altima's driver – a 22-year-old woman from Oakland – was rushed to the hospital, but her current condition is unknown, according to police.
The driver and another passenger in the Ford Mustang fled from the wreckage on foot, but police nabbed the two suspects in the area shortly thereafter. The 22-year old driver, arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
It appears that the Mustang ran a red light and slammed into the Altima at the intersection of 106th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. An investigation is ongoing, but police believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.
The enormous impact of the crash “sheared off” the front of the Altima and also caused the convertible Mustang to go airborne before landing near a house, police said in a statement.
Police had apparently been in the area responding to reports of a sideshow, but Officer Johnna Watson said that the crash was not necessarily connected.
"There's no evidence at this time that it appears to be related to sideshow activity," Watson said.