OAKLAND -- A female passenger killed Monday morning when the car she rode in crashed into a wall in West Oakland has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as 17-year-old Sariah Cleveland.

Cleveland, who lived in Oakland, was riding in a white 1995 Mercedes-Benz that crashed about 1:24 a.m. near the intersection of Fifth and Union streets near an Interstate 880 offramp, police said.

The unidentified male who drove the Mercedes was critically injured in the wreck.

Police did not release his name or age, nor did they say how the two knew each other. Investigators also did not say what caused the Mercedes to crash.

Cleveland was pronounced dead at the scene.

Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint said Cleveland said the girl was enrolled as a junior at Oakland High School in September.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 510-777-8570.



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