Fatal Six-Vehicle Crash on 880 Freeway near 66th Avenue
OAKLAND, CA (August 19, 2022) — A man died and a passenger was sent to a hospital following a six-vehicle crash on 880 Freeway early Monday morning, August 15.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal chain-of-reaction collision occurred at around 3:00 a.m. on 880 Freeway just south of 66th Avenue.
Authorities said a man was traveling southbound when the Honda Civic he was driving came to a halt. The man then got out of the vehicle and stood in the roadway before a Toyota RAV4 crashed into the Civic.
A domino effect of crashes then ensued.
Another passing vehicle struck the man moments after the first collision in what turned out to be a hit-and-run. A Nissan SUV then swerved to evade the Civic. But, it also wound up crashing before a Toyota Camry slammed into the rear end of the Civic.
The final vehicle involved was a Toyota Corolla, which could not avoid the stricken driver of the Civic and ended up hitting him. The Corolla driver opted to remain at the crash site and cooperated with investigators.
Authorities pronounced the male driver of the Civic dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending confirmation and notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, a passenger inside the Civic was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Authorities remain on the look out for the driver of the third vehicle that fled the scene. Officials encouraged anyone with information to contact CHP at 510-457-2875.
Our sympathies to the loved ones of the victim.
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