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Oakland, CA — Fatal crash on Highway 24

In Oakland, CA all traffic lanes have now reopened after Highway 24 was closed. Heavy rains last night and reduced visibility on the roads throughout the area are likely to be what caused a fatal crash on Highway 24.

Oakland, CA, fatal crash
Oakland, CA, fatal crash
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The accident happened near I-580 in Oakland, across the Bay in San Francisco.

All traffic heading west was closed for a while, said the California Highway Patrol.

CHP Officer, Ron Simmons, told press that the crash was reported at 4.45am.

One car stalled on the third lane but was hit by a second vehicle from behind. Reports are that at least one person died as a result of the fatal accident, said Simmons.

At the moment, there are no more details on the cash, but all westbound Highway 24 lanes were closed down after a Sig-alert was given at 5.16 a.m.

ABC 7 News in San Francisco says:

"One lane was reopened by about 5:45 a.m. The crash was cleared and all lanes reopened by about 6:15 a.m.

A massive back-up was being reported that was stretching to Lafayette on westbound 24."

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Source: ABC 7 News

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