Crews called to the scene of a deadly accident in Oakland near Park Blvd. Thursday morning. A person driving on Hwy. 13 slams into a tree that just fell across the roadway, another car slammed into the first car.
Two people were trapped inside the cars. One person was killed. The other was taken to a local hospital.
They were not even able to call for help. Neighbors say they heard the crack as the tree broke and then screaming coming from the accident scene. They were the ones to call 911.
The accident happened around 4:20 a.m. When rescue crews arrived they immediately pulled out chainsaws to try and get the people out.
Car crashes into downed tree, killing one inside
The Alameda County Coroner arrived at the scene just after 6 a.m.
The highway is expected to reopen after investigators examine the tree. They are trying to figure out if it was a collision that caused the tree to fall or the erosion of the ground because of all the rain.