One Killed and Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on Bancroft Avenue
OAKLAND, CA (May 17, 2018) – A man was killed and two others were left injured after a two-vehicle collision at an intersection, early Thursday morning. The deceased victim was later identified as 46-year-old Ahkenya Ragland Sr.
As per reports, the collision happened at about 2:30 AM at the intersection of 98th Avenue and Bancroft Avenue. A 1983 Ford Mustang, driven by an unidentified 24-year-old, was heading south on 98th and entered the intersection on a green light.
Their vehicle was broadsided by a speeding 2014 Honda Civic that was traveling east and failed to stop for the red light.
The driver of the Mustang was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but it was reported that his condition remains stable. A 29-year-old passenger inside the Civic suffered a serious leg injury and was also transported to a local hospital for treatment. Ragland, who was sitting in the front passenger seat in the Mustang, was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining life-threatening injuries.
The Civic driver fled from the scene on foot just before the arrival of authorities. Officials also determined that the vehicle was reported stolen out of San Francisco.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $15,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver who fled. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (510) 777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at (510) 777-8572.
Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ahkenya Ragland Sr. May he rest in peace.
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