OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Investigators found open containers of alcohol in the car of a 19-year-old Oakland man who died Wednesday morning after he crashed on an Interstate Highway 880 off-ramp following a brief chase, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was not wearing a seatbelt, Officer Sam Morgan said.

The chase began at about 1:20 a.m. after CHP officers spotted a white Honda driving erratically on International Boulevard near 55th Avenue, Morgan said.

The officers attempted to pull over the car, but the driver didn’t stop, he said. A brief pursuit followed, and the Honda entered northbound I-880 near Hegenberger Road.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

The driver then exited the highway at the 29th Avenue off-ramp and crashed under the 29th Avenue overcrossing at East Ninth Street.

The driver was ejected from the car and suffered major injuries, Morgan said. He was taken to Highland Hospital, where he later died.

There were no passengers in the car, and no other injuries were reported.

The 29th Avenue off-ramp was closed for several hours while the CHP investigated the crash. It was reopened at about 8 a.m., Morgan said.

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Comments (12)
  1. A Grandparent says:

    This kind of thing is getting REAL OLD!!!!
    Kids who think they are so clever and will live forever…. You can not out run the police. Grow up, go home, get a job, Live is not a game.

  2. A Grandparent says:

    correction….Life is not a game.

  3. NRA Life Member says:

    Underage drinking, DUI, no seatbelt, running from the cops. How do you spell L O S E R ?

    1. janeth says:

      loser? he is dead what are you thingking first see that may be you have kids and they can be in the same trouble..

  4. MAchavelli says:

    have some respects for the deceased,
    u fukin critics..

    1. FEDUP!!! says:

      Machavelli, You’re a fukin idiot! This fool should have earned respect in order to deserve respect in death. Just another loser not wasting breath anymore as far as I’m concerned!

    2. John m says:

      stupidity and suicide are not grounds for any respect..

      1. janeth says:

        if you be in the family place yuo din’t thant comment respec us pleace yuo don’t wha we are feeling…. leave him rip! he already pay for any disturb whit the life

    3. RealityCheck says:

      Respect is earned, not given. Get it Nicolo?

  5. Oakland is a joke says:

    Hey John Buris where you at???? Don’t you want to blame this death on the police???

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