HAYWARD— A 64-year-old man killed on Sunday on Interstate 880 in Hayward has been identified as Benjamin Ahmad, according to Sgt. Mike Denobriga of the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau.
Ahmad's home address was listed as a post office box in Palo Alto, Denobriga said.
Ahmad suffered fatal injuries about 3:17 p.m. Sunday on northbound I-880 south of Industrial Parkway when he was ejected from his Ford Explorer as it flipped and rolled after being struck by a Toyota Corolla, authorities said.
The crash lead to the closure of the northbound lanes and severely backed up traffic until well into the evening.
Several motorists, including a California Highway Patrol officer, witnessed the crash, said CHP Sgt. Keith Crane.
Traffic was moving at about 65 mph when the Toyota Corolla — driven by an 18-year-old San Francisco man whose name was not released — swerved out of the far left lane to avoid traffic slowing ahead. The Corolla struck the Explorer, causing it to roll, the CHP said.
No other injuries were reported.
The driver of the Corolla did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Crane said, adding that the young man was released from the scene and that no charges had been filed pending the completion of the investigation.
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