OAKLAND — A person believed to be the sufferer of a hit-and-run was discovered mendacity lifeless and sporting solely underwear on the twelfth Avenue off-ramp close to I-980 shortly after 5:30 a.m. Saturday, in keeping with the California Freeway Patrol.
CHP Officer Adib Zeid stated the person appeared to have died after he was struck by a automobile whereas strolling on the roadway close to downtown Oakland. The person had suffered main trauma and was confirmed lifeless by 6 a.m., not lengthy after a passing motorist first reported the physique.
Authorities closed off the twelfth Avenue exit round 6:15 a.m., however the roadway was reopened by 8 a.m.
The identification of the person was not instantly accessible, pending efforts to inform his household by the coroner’s workplace.
Zeid couldn’t say what precisely led as much as the person’s dying.
Nevertheless, officers have situated a motorist believed to have struck the person along with his automobile with out stopping. The motorist was cooperating with investigators.
Pedestrian deaths are usually not unusual on the twelfth Avenue offramp, the place Zied stated many homeless folks cross the freeway. In Could, a person was struck by a automobile and killed whereas on foot on the twelfth Avenue off-ramp.
Anybody with info on the person who was killed or particulars about how he died can name the CHP Oakland workplace at 510-457-2875.