BERKELEY (CBS SF) — One woman died and four others were injured in a fiery crash that involved five vehicles Friday night near downtown Berkeley,
A 36-year-old woman killed in the crash has been identified as Luvette Monarque of North Hollywood, the Alameda County Coroner’s Office said Saturday.READ MORE: Vallejo Suspects Arrested After High-Speed Police Chase, Attempted Carjackings On Freeway
The crash, reported at 11:47 p.m. in the 2200 block of Haste Street, was triggered by a speeding Tesla that hit a Ford Fiesta and a Dodge pickup truck, police said.
The Fiesta was pushed into two parked cars and caught fire.
Monarque was one of four passengers in the Fiesta and was sitting in the back seat, officials said.
Both Monarque and a 32-year-old woman sitting next to her had to be extricated from the car, authorities said. The other woman was in critical condition on Saturday.READ MORE: COVID Surge: 7 Bay Area Counties Issue Indoor Mask Mandate, Regardless of Vaccination Status
The two other passengers in the Fiesta were also hospitalized.
In addition The Tesla had five people inside and one was hospitalized after the crash, according to police.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered factors in the crash, but police said speed contributed to the collision.
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