EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: In today’s BCN4 and BCN5, the California Highway Patrol officer’s name is misspelled. The officer’s name is Peter Van Eckhardt (sted Van Eckert). The updated story below contains the correct spelling.
A pedestrian was struck and killed in Oakland early this morning after walking away from a crash on Interstate Highway 880, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP received reports that a single car spun out on southbound Highway 880 just south of High Street at about 12:10 a.m., CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.
That vehicle, later identified as a 1992 Toyota Tacoma truck, was blocking the middle lanes of the highway. The pedestrian left the vehicle and began walking north toward High Street, according to the CHP.
A 2012 Dodge Charger traveling south on the highway at about 55 mph struck the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP officials said. The pedestrian’s name is not yet being released.
The accident prompted the closure of lanes on Highway 880 for more than an hour, Van Eckhardt said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the CHP’s Oakland office at (510) 450-3821 or (800) TELL-CHP.
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