OAKLAND -- A woman who died in a head-on collision in East Oakland on Monday while driving what police said was a stolen car has been identified as a 24-year-old Oakland woman, authorities said.
Carlinda Foust-Mccandless was killed in the crash at 11:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of Foothill Boulevard.
Police said she stole a 1994 Jeep SUV just minutes earlier from a repair shop about three miles away from the crash, and was headed east on Foothill when she swerved to avoid hitting something in the road. The Jeep SUV collided with a 1994 Honda Civic, causing the Jeep to flip onto its roof, police said.
Foust-Mccandless was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. It took the Alameda County Coroner's office a few days to release the woman's name because they had to notify the woman's out-of-state family of her death, police said.
The driver of the other car, a 41-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, police said.