19-Year-Old Oakland Woman Dies in 580 Freeway Crash near Dutton Avenue
SAN LEANDRO, CA (May 7, 2019) – A young woman was killed following a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon in San Leandro.
The woman has been identified by the coroner’s office Wednesday as 19-year-old Lakaylyn Thomas of Oakland.
The collision happened just before 2:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of 580 Freeway near the Dutton Avenue exit.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a white Ford Fusion and a tan Buick may have been traveling at high speed before they sideswiped each other, causing both to leave the roadway in the off-ramp area.
Thomas who was driving the Ford sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her car crashed into a tree.
The Buick ended up down an embankment. The unidentified driver remained hospitalized with major head injuries, the California Highway Patrol said.
Oakland firefighters responded with a truck and engine. Alameda County Fire Department firefighters also responded with a truck and a battalion chief, but that response was canceled on-scene.
A SigAlert was issued at 2:48 p.m. for the on-scene investigation. It was lifted by 6:00 p.m.
Investigation of this fatal crash is still ongoing.
With deepest sympathies, we would like to send our thoughts of courage, strength, and support to the bereaved family and friends of Lakaylyn Thomas.
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