Interstate 580 Lanes Closed after Crash Kills Candace Parks and Elijah Naidu in Oakland
Oakland, CA (May 9, 2020) – Late Thursday morning, a deadly multi-vehicle crash on interstate 580 killed half-siblings Candace Parks and Elijah Naidu.
Oakland California Highway Patrol responded to the crash at around 11:30 a.m. on May 7. Shortly after, dispatchers arrived east of Lakeshore Avenue.
According to reports, at least three vehicles were involved. A white Honda Accord lost control and rear-ended a parked Cal Trans vehicle in the center divider.
Cal Trans employees were conducting a maintenance check outside the vehicle when the crash happened. The third vehicle, a white Toyota Sienna minivan then struck the Honda.
Two minor passengers inside the Honda, now identified as Candace Parks and Elijah Naidu, suffered fatal injuries due to the impact of the crash. Meanwhile, the third child in the Honda and the driver sustained moderate and major injuries.
Emergency personnel rushed the two survivors to the hospital for further treatment. However, there is been no update on their current condition.
Police closed the surrounding area on Interstate 580 during cleanup and preliminary duties.
Westbound I-580 lanes were reduced to one lane to allow for further investigation. However, at 5:00 p.m., police have confirmed that lanes reopened again for the traffic.
Police suspect that neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to the crash. Moreover, Oakland Area CHP Office can be contacted at 510-457-2875 if you have any helpful information about the incident.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Candace Parks and Elijah Naidu.
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