Car race causes fatal crash on I-580

Two cars racing on a rain-soaked highway today caused an accident that killed a 21-year-old Oakland man, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The solo-vehicle crash occurred just before 12:30 p.m. on the westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland.

Juawn Harrison Jr., 21, of Oakland, was racinganother car in his black Chevrolet Camaro at speeds exceeding 90 mph, the CHP said. Harrison lost control on the wet pavement and his car left the roadway and overturned on the right shoulder of I-580.

Harrison was ejected from the car and died at the scene. A passenger riding with Harrison, Cartier Fitzpatrick, 16, of Oakland, was transported to Highland Hospital with moderate injuries, according to the CHP.

Little is known about the car that Harrison was racing, which was described only as “a white vehicle.”

Anyone with information on the accident or the white car involved has been asked to call (510) 450-3821 and ask for Officer Franklin.

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