A fiery crash along Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland Tuesday morning injured at least two people and temporarily shut down all eastbound traffic. One of the crash victims later succumbed to their injuries.
The crash involved at least two vehicles and happened at the Beaumont Avenue overpass at around 11 a.m. One vehicle, a white SUV, was completely destroyed by a fire following the crash and at least one person was pulled from the burning wreckage.
Arriving units found two vehicles involved and at least one victim suffering major injuries, according to CHP.
Fire crews were able to free a woman who was trapped in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer. She was taken to a hospital with moderate to major injuries, CHP spokesman Officer Adib Zeid said.
The woman driving the other vehicle, a white Chevrolet Volt, died at the scene, Zeid said.
Oakland firefighters posted on social media that the fire spread to vegetation alongside the freeway, but the fire appeared to be contained. 20 firefighters responded to the scene, officials confirmed.
As of 11:55 a.m., eastbound traffic was beginning to be allowed through the scene with two lanes reopened. Traffic was backed up to Lakeshore Avenue.
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