OAKLAND -- A 19-year-old woman killed Tuesday when the SUV she was a passenger in overturned in the Oakland hills was identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as Chartiece Bridges-Morris.
Bridges-Morris, an Oakland resident, was a student at Merritt College, authorities said. She may have been on her way to school.
The wreck happened about 8:50 a.m. on Redwood Road near Campus Drive, less than a half-mile from the Merritt Campus.
Police said Bridges-Morris was a passenger in a 1999 Ford Expedition driven by a 29-year-old Oakland man who was a friend. His name was not released.
The SUV was headed south on Redwood Road when it went out of control, jumped onto the sidewalk and hit a dirt embankment before overturning and landing on its roof back in the roadway.
Police traffic investigators said speed appears to be a factor in what happened, but not alcohol.
Bridges-Morris had to be extricated from the wreckage and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver remained hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Hector Chavez at 510-907-0366.