Ex-Raider Among 2 Dead In Oakland I-880 Crash

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Former Oakland Raider Thomas Howard was one of two people killed in a high-speed crash on Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland early Monday morning, law enforcement officials confirmed to KPIX 5 Monday.

Witnesses said the driver of a gray BMW 750Li sedan – identified by law enforcement as Howard – was driving north on the highway at more than 100 mph when he lost control and collided with the rear of a semi-truck in the left lane, according to the CHP.

The BMW launched into the air and crossed the center median onto southbound Highway 880, Hill said.

The BMW then struck a Chevrolet Monte Carlo and crashed into a gray Honda CR-V, he said. Officers found the BMW overturned in the southbound right lane and the Honda CR-V blocking the two southbound left lanes, he said.

The semi-truck was found in the northbound right lane north of crash site, according to the CHP.

The CHP and Oakland Fire Department personnel attempted to aid the drivers of the BMW and the Honda, but the extent of damage to the vehicles prevented responders from reaching the individuals, who both died at the scene, Hill said.

The driver of the Chevrolet sedan was transported to Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center after complaining of pain, he said.

The driver of the Honda was identified as a 55-year-old Hayward man, Hill said.

Howard, a second-round pick of the Raiders in 2006, spent five seasons in Oakland.

The 30-year-old signed with Atlanta during Week 8 of this season, playing in two games before he was released last week.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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