OAKLAND -- A San Leandro man who authorities said was driving in excess of 100 mph early Monday before crashing and dying on Highway 13 was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's office as Deandre Wilson, 28.
California Highway Patrol officers were called to the wreck near the southbound Redwood Road exit around 1 a.m. and saw a gold Cadillac facing the wrong way in the center divider, CHP spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said. Fire crews and paramedics found Wilson trapped inside the car and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Wilkenfeld said evidence gathered at the scene indicated the car was going in excess of 100 mph before crashing.
It has not been determined yet if drugs or alcohol were a factor. Wilson was wearing a seat belt, officials said.
The Cadillac was mentioned in a previous 911 call, just minutes before the crash, that described a reckless driver speeding on westbound Highway 24 near the Caldecott Tunnel. It has not been confirmed whether Wilson was the registered owner of the Cadillac.
All lanes on southbound Highway 13 were closed for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes while the CHP investigated.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is urged to call the CHP at 510-450-3821.
Staff writer Harry Harris contributed to this report. Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh.