Fatal Crash Snarls Traffic in East Bay

All lanes on northbound Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland have reopened after a fatal traffic incident early Thursday morning.

The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig-alert just before 4 a.m. after a vehicle struck a male pedestrian in the roadway. According to CHP, the pedestrian was walking in the fast lane in the direction of traffic when a car smacked into him. The driver called 911 to report the incident. 

CHP Sgt. John Koven said that, based on the victim's clothing and the presence of identification, it does not appear the man was a transient. However, there were no cars stopped on the shoulder near where the incident occured, so it's unclear as to why the man was walking along the freeway. 

Koven said that the male driver was not under the influence and was shaken by the incident. He had been coming back from the airport at the time of the crash and was picked up by his parents after the crash. 

All lanes were blocked and diverted off of the highway at the 66th Avenue off-ramp, as the CHP conducted an investigation and crews worked to clean the debris.

Lanes reopened shortly after 5 a.m. The CHP said there was no information yet on the identification of the decedent and residual delays should be expected.

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