An early morning accident that occurred on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, claimed one individual's life and seriously injured another in a tragic multi-car accident near the Broadway exit of Highway 580 in Oakland. Calls reporting the fatal car crash, which later resulted in pedestrian deaths, began flooding into California Highway Patrol around 4:29 a.m., that same morning.
When officers arrived, they discovered a chaotic scene. While one victim was found trapped beneath a vehicle, another was found severely injured further down the highway. As for the roadway itself, the scene the officers arrived at was a scattered mess of disabled vehicles that had been damaged in one way or another. All westbound lanes of Highway 580 were blocked as a result.