OAKLAND -- A man who crashed his car near the Port of Oakland while fleeing California Highway Patrol officers on Friday was a 22-year-old San Jose resident, an Alameda County Coroner's office spokesman said Wednesday.
Martin Perez was killed in the 2 a.m. crash after CHP officers said he sped away from them when they tried to pull him over for running a stop sign and several red lights.
Police said Perez was driving at least 65 mph for about 10 to 15 seconds before crashing his Honda Civic into a palm tree on the median of Seventh Street just east of Maritime Street.
A man in the passenger seat was also injured, but not seriously, police said. His name was not released. He was taken to a hospital and his condition was not known Wednesday.
Police are still investigating why Perez, who was not believed to have been driving drunk, fled from the officers. The car was not stolen and nothing illegal was found in the vehicle, police said. He died of multiple blunt injuries, a coroner's office spokesman said.