DUI Crash on Grand Avenue in Oakland Leaves One Dead and Five Injured
OAKLAND, CA (October 26, 2021) – Malina Golphin died in a DUI crash in Oakland early Sunday morning.
The fatal crash happened around 2:02 a.m. on October 24, in the 3300 block of Grand Avenue, north of the Grand Lake Theater. Authorities said Golphin was driving a 2018 Toyota Prius that entered the avenue from a parking lot. She was attempting to go southbound on Grand when a 2020 Audi Q5 that was traveling north struck her.
The impact caused the Toyota to collide with a 2015 Mazda CX53 that was going south on Grand Avenue.
As a result, Golphin died at the scene. She was a 34-year-old Hayward resident, according to by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office.
A 33-year-old female passenger in the Toyota was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. A 30-year-old male passenger in the Toyota had minor injuries.
The driver of the Mazda, a 33-year-old Oakland woman, and her 33-year-old passenger, were both taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police arrested the 25-year-old male driver of the Audi on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The crash remains under investigation.
We express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Malina Golphin.
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