Driver Dies after Crashing into Jeep and Pillar on Martin Luther King Jr. Way
OAKLAND, CA (January 25, 2021) – A man died late Monday night after crashing his car into a Jeep and then a pillar in West Oakland, police said.
Around 11:08 p.m. officers responded to Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 55th Street after someone reported a collision between two vehicles.
When they arrived, they discovered that a woman was driving 2012 Jeep Liberty north on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and as she turned left to go down 55th Street, her Jeep was struck by a speeding, southbound 2001 Toyota Camry.
The Toyota lost control from the impact and it continued south until it hit a pillar in the 5400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, according to police.
The Toyota driver died at the scene. The coroner’s office identified him as 40-year-old Anthony Taylor of Sacramento.
Police did not indicate if the other driver sustained any injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anthony Taylor.
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