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UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck, Killed I-880 in Oakland After Being Struck by Coca-Cola Truck

The collision was reported at 4:20 a.m. CHP is seeking witnesses to the collision.

Update:

A female pedestrian who was on Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland for an unknown reason this morning was killed when she was struck by a Coca-Cola truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fatal collision occurred near the 98th Avenue exit on northbound I-880 at about 4:20 a.m. today and forced the northbound lanes to be closed until about 6:15 a.m., CHP officials said.

Officers who responded to calls that a person was lying on the roadway found the woman lying in the fourth lane from the left, CHP spokesman Sean Wilkenfeld said.

The woman had suffered major injuries and Oakland firefighters tried to render aid to her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, Wilkenfeld said.

The tractor-trailer that struck the woman stopped at the scene on the right shoulder, he said.

Investigators are trying to determine how the woman came to be on the freeway, Wilkenfeld said.

The CHP is asking any witnesses who may have seen anything unusual this morning on the 98th Avenue overpass or on I-880 near the 98th Avenue exit to call their Oakland office at (510) 450-3821 or a non-emergency public access line at (800) 835-5247.

An Alameda County coroner's bureau spokesman said this afternoon that authorities have a good idea of who the woman was but are still in the process of confirming her identity.

Update: 


All lanes of Interstate Highway 880 and the 98th Avenue on-ramp in Oakland have reopened following a fatal accident this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
 
An accident involving a Coca-Cola truck and motorcycle was reported on northbound Highway 880 just south of 98th Avenue around 4:20 a.m., the CHP said. A Sig-alert was issued at 4:45 a.m.

The lanes and on-ramp were reopened shortly before 6:15 a.m., according to the CHP. Motorists were advised to expect delays in the area and use westbound Interstate Highway 580 as an alternate route, the CHP said.
 
The Alameda County coroner's bureau responded to the scene.

Original story:

Two lanes of Interstate Highway 880 and the 98th Avenue on-ramp in Oakland are closed due to a major injury accident this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

An accident involving a Coca-Cola truck and motorcycle was reported on northbound Highway 880 just south of 98th Avenue around 4:20 a.m., the CHP said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 4:45 a.m. and there is no estimated time of when the lanes and on-ramp will reopen, according to the CHP.

Motorists are advised to use westbound Interstate Highway 580 as an alternate route, the CHP said.

The Alameda County coroner's bureau has been called to the scene.

—By Bay City News

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