OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A 25-year-old man was killed after he sped his way into a construction zone on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland early Saturday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Sunday.
The man was identified as Oakland resident Gregory Davis Jr., according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.
Around 2:45 a.m., Davis was speeding on eastbound Highway 580 at Grand Avenue at speeds of more than 100 mph, CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said.
A CHP unit on the other side of the freeway saw the speeding car and was about to conduct a traffic stop, but Davis crashed into the construction zone where a crew were working to repair a guardrail on the slow lane, which was closed off with cones, Wilkenfeld said.
Davis hit a truck shadowing the crew and the truck was pushed into the fast lane, according to Wilkenfeld.
An occupant of the truck was not injured in the crash, but Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, the spokesman said.
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