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.
That @FedEx trailer that overturned on I-880 in #Oakland was full of packages, some of which spilled onto the roadway. I’m working with @FedEx to find out what kind of delays that could mean. @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/z5qIWbDODg— Kris Sanchez (@KrisNBC) December 21, 2017
#Oakland I-880 will be shut down until at least 7 am. Drivers are being diverted off at 66th Ave. @NBCVianeyArana has alternate routes. @nbcbayarea @CHPoakland Officer Matthew Hamer pic.twitter.com/f3R0AjWZdl— Kris Sanchez (@KrisNBC) December 21, 2017
#Oakland I-880 SB is shut down because of deadly crash involving a @FedEx truck and another vehicle that struck it. @CHPoakland has no estimate to reopen. @NBCVianeyArana is tracking the traffic backup. pic.twitter.com/CFtYl5qtbk— Kris Sanchez (@KrisNBC) December 21, 2017