Fatal wreck in Oakland area known for street races

Fatal wreck in Oakland area known for street races

Kale Williams | San Francisco Chronicle
Published 10:56 am, Friday, January 10, 2014

 

(01-10) 10:54 PST OAKLAND — A teenage girl died and another was injured in a high-speed wreck on an isolated street near the Port of Oakland early Friday morning, an area known for illegal street racing.

Police officers responding to reports of an accident just after midnight on the 500 block of Maritime Street found that a vehicle had left the roadway and collided with a pole, officials said.

The girls in the vehicle, both 17-year-olds from outside Oakland, were taken to a hospital, where the driver was later pronounced dead.

Several cars were seen leaving the area following the accident, but no witnesses stayed to give statements, police said. Officials said speed appeared to be a factor in the crash and are investigating whether it was related to street racing.

Kale Williams is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail:kwilliams@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @shortleafkale

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