OAKLAND -- Slick roads are likely to blame for a Friday morning crash along Highway 24 that killed a woman and left another person injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers were dispatched at 4:45 a.m. to the highway just east of the Interstate 580 split for a report of a disabled motorist stopped in one of the westbound lanes, Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said.
As officers responded to the scene, they received another call that another vehicle had struck the disabled vehicle -- a Mazda Sport Utility Vehicle.
Upon officer arrival, they found a woman in the driver's seat of the Mazda and extricated her from it. Firefighter personnel arrived and attempted to revive the woman, Wilkenfeld said, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her identity had not been released.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the Mazda was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries following the wreck. That driver what not cited, Wilkenfeld said.
The CHP blocked all lanes of westbound Highway 24 for about an hour to investigate the crash, then reopened them at 6:15 a.m.
Although the wreck remained under investigation, Wilkenfeld said that rain was likely a factor in the crash.
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