(KRON) — A severe traffic alert was issued Tuesday following a deadly crash on Interstate-580 near the Fruitvale Avenue exit in Oakland. A 44-year-old woman died from injuries she suffered in the wreck.
According to the California Highway Patrol, two vehicles crashed on I-580’s eastbound lanes and one vehicle caught on fire. One person was trapped inside their vehicle.
A CHP spokesperson said, “A lengthy extrication was conducted by fire crews and the person was in critical condition when they were transported. A 44 year old female succumbed to her injuries.”
The fire spread into nearby vegetation before firefighters doused the blaze around noon.
Several lanes of I-580 were closed for hours while emergency crews remained at the crash scene.