A 9-year-old girl has died following a hit-and-run collision Tuesday night in East Oakland that also injured a 25-year-old woman and two children, ages 8 and 10, police said Wednesday afternoon.
Officers responded to the intersection of 35th and Paxton avenues just after 9 p.m. and determined that an Infiniti SUV had struck a car before the driver fled on foot.
The three surviving victims are in stable condition, according to police. All four victims are Oakland residents.
Investigators say that the car’s driver was making a U-turn onto southbound 35th Avenue and was struck by the SUV, which was also heading south.
After impact, both vehicles also hit other parked cars nearby. Speed may be a factor, but since the driver of the SUV fled it is unclear whether alcohol or drugs may have also contributed to the cause of the collision.
Anyone with additional information about the suspect or suspects who fled the scene is asked to contact Officer Pete Huppert at (510) 777-8542.
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