San Leandro, CA : 25-year-old San Francisco woman killed, Three people injured in a multicar crash on Interstate 580 in San Leandro on Friday, January 23, 2015
Authorities suspect drugs were a factor in a multicar crash that killed a 25-year-old San Francisco woman and injured three other people on Interstate 580 early Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place about 4:20 a.m. near the 164th Avenue offramp in San Leandro, Officer Eric Thomas said, when a Kia sedan, traveling eastbound on I-580, veered into the center median, hit a guardrail and flipped several times.
The Kia's driver, a 32-year-old Fremont man, and his passenger, the 25-year-old San Francisco woman, were ejected from the car. The woman died at the scene and the man suffered major injuries.
Meanwhile, a 2006 Honda Pilot traveling east on I-580, just west of the crash, hit the Kia and caused it to burst into flames. The driver of the Honda, a 73-year-old Hayward man, suffered minor injuries.
At some point, a 29-year-old San Ramon man driving a 2015 Dodge pulled over to assist with that he thought was a disabled vehicle and suffered major injuries.
"We don't know if he was hit by a car or debris, so that's under investigation," Thomas said.
The three injured people were taken to a hospital. The name of the woman who died was withheld pending notification of next of kin, officers said.
Thomas said drugs are suspected to be a factor in the crash that involved the Kia, but that neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected in the crash involving the Honda.
The crash shut down all eastbound lanes of I-580 for three hours until officers reopened the roadway about 7:20 a.m., according to the CHP.
Drugs suspected in deadly I-580 crash near San Leandro