Two people were killed in a solo-vehicle collision on Interstate Highway 80 at San Pablo Dam Road Friday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP officers responded to the collision on westbound I-80 just before 6 p.m. When they arrived, they found a Kia sedan fully engulfed in flames. The car had collided with the concrete wall supporting the San Pablo Dam Road over-crossing, the CHP said.
One occupant was declared dead at the scene, while a second occupants was removed from the vehicle prior to the CHP’s arrival by good Samaritans. Unfortunately, the occupant succumbed to his injuries at Highland Hospital later in the evening, the CHP said.
“Our preliminary investigation has the vehicle traveling in the No. 4 lane of travel, before leaving the roadway for unknown reasons and colliding with the concrete wall,” the CHP said.
No other vehicles were involved. It’s not known whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision, the CHP said.
The traffic forced the closure of all but one westbound lane for about three hours to allow for the investigation.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Oakland CHP Office at (510) 457-2875.
On Facebook, a witness at the scene posted a video capturing a frantic rescue effort by good Samaritans.