A truck driver is dead after a street race between two motorists ended in tragedy over the weekend.
The accident happened on Sunday morning, December 4th at around 1:05 a.m. in Oakland, California.
California Highway Patrol reports that a white Ford was racing a black sedan on the southbound side of Interstate 880 north of Broadway when the Ford lost control. The Ford then crashed into the left side of a USPS semi truck, causing the truck to lose control and crash into the barrier wall.
The semi truck then overturned and burst into flames. The Ford caught fire as well. It is believed another car came, picked up the driver of the Ford, and fled the scene. The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The USPS provided the following statement to KRON4:
“A tractor trailer containing USPS packages did catch fire early Saturday morning. The packages were bound for the airport to dispatch out of state. The postal service is still in the process of actively recovering all packages, however the majority of the packages loaded on the tractor were not damaged. There was very minimal impact.”
“Customers expecting packages who think they may have been impacted may go to usps.com/help for further assistance. If a package was insured customers may also file a claim at usps.com/insuranceclaims.”
CHP is investigating this crash, and is asking anyone with any information about the incident to call 510-457-2875.