OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A serious multiple vehicle crash that happened during a police pursuit has shut down the westbound connector between Highway 24 and I-580 in Oakland, according to CHP.

As of 6:18 p.m., CHP reported that there was a severe traffic alert and police activity on the connector that takes drivers from westbound CA-24 to westbound I-580 Oakland.

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CHP confirmed that the crash happened after a pursuit onto the freeway by Oakland police. The chase involved two suspects who were wanted in connection with illegal firearm possession.

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At least four cars were involved in the crash. One vehicle, what appeared to be a white minivan, was partially on top of a second vehicle. CHP said that there were minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes to avoid the area. All lanes were reopened at around 7:45 p.m.

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