September 23, 2023

OAKLAND — One girl was killed and one other girl was badly injured Tuesday morning in a fiery two-vehicle collision on an Oakland freeway, authorities mentioned.

The title of the girl killed, who authorities mentioned was 44, was not instantly launched.

The collision occurred about 11 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 580 east of Fruitvale Avenue, the California Freeway Patrol mentioned.

It concerned a Chevrolet Volt pushed by the 44-year-old girl and a Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV pushed by one other girl, the CHP mentioned. They had been the one occupants of the autos, in line with CHP Officer Adib Zeid.

After the crash, the automobile ended up stopped within the heart divider. The SUV got here to a cease on the best shoulder, the place it caught hearth, with flames spreading to close by vegetation, the CHP mentioned.

Oakland firefighters extricated each girls from their autos and extinguished the fires.

Each girls had been taken to a hospital, the place the one girl later died. The situation of the opposite girl was not obtainable Tuesday afternoon.

All eastbound lanes of the freeway had been shut down and a SigAlert was issued at 11:16 a.m. Two lanes had been reopened inside 45 minutes and all lanes had been reopened by 1 p.m., the CHP mentioned.

The reason for the collision is below investigation. Anybody with info is requested to name the Oakland CHP workplace at 510-457-2875 and ask for Officer Arreola.