OAKLAND — A man who had reportedly gotten out of a car that had just been involved in a collision with a big-rig truck on Interstate 880 plunged to his death while trying to jump over the freeway median, police said.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Officer said its coroner’s bureau has been summoned to investigate the death.
The man landed on surface streets below in a parking lot off of Third and Union streets, and was pronounced dead despite emergency life-saving measures by officers.
CHP officers said they had responded to a report at 6:39 p.m. of a collision between a truck and passenger vehicle in the right lanes of northbound I-880, just south of the 7th Street exit, CHP Officer Damian Cistaro said.
Oakland firefighters and police also responded, and the CHP issued a Sig-alert closing the roadway’s No. 2 and 3 lanes for a short time.
Investigators had no initial information on whether speed, alcohol or weather conditions might have been factors in the collision.
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Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
Source: East Bay CHP investigates fatal leap after I-880 vehicle collision