BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A driver was taken to a hospital with fatal injuries after crashing into a light post at a busy Berkeley intersection Tuesday morning, police said.
Officers responded around 9:20 a.m. to a report of a solo-vehicle crash at the intersection of San Pablo and Ashby avenues.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Marin County Set To Expand Eligibility; Seniors Say Finding Appointments Still A Challenge
Because of the severity of the collision, the Berkeley Police Department’s Fatal Accident Investigation Team (FAIT) is handling the investigation.READ MORE: Stunning Yellow Superbloom Pops Up In Half Moon Bay - 'It's Perfect'
The investigation into the crash closed the intersection for about four hours. It reopened as of about 1:25 p.m., police said.
Police confirmed shortly before 2 p.m. that the driver had died from his injuries.MORE NEWS: COVID: Santa Clara Supervisors Approve $5/Hour Grocery Worker Hazard Pay
More details about the crash or the driver’s condition were not immediately available from Berkeley police.