SAN LEANDRO, CA (May 7, 2019) – Lakaylyn Thomas, a 19-year old from Oakland, was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Eastbound Interstate 580 near the Dutton Avenue off-ramp.
The fatal accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. when Thomas, who was driving a white Ford Fusion, and another driver of a tan Buick side-swiped each other, causing both of their vehicles to leave the roadway. The CHP stated that they may have been travelling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision.
Thomas crashed into a tree off the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Buick crashed into an embankment and has been hospitalized with major head injuries. It is unknown whether the driver of the Buick was a man or a woman.
A SigAlert was issued shortly after the accident, but was lifted by 6 p.m.
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