Child Killed in East Bay Car Accident on State Highway 24 ID’d as Hazel Lacy
East Bay, California – A toddler who died in an East Bay car accident on state Highway 24 has been identified as 2-year-old Hazel Lacy of Oakland.
The deadly crash was reported early Sunday morning on the rain-soaked highway just east of the Gateway Boulevard off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP said a 23-year-old woman was driving a beige Kia sedan eastbound on the highway when she lost control of her vehicle, causing the car to overturn and land on the dirt shoulder.
Lacy was ejected from the seat due to the impact of the crash. She was rushed to the hospital by an ambulance where she succumbed to her injuries.
CHP said it wasn’t immediately known whether the driver was related to the deceased.
Investigators did not mention if the child was seat-belted correctly in a child seat.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding the collision is asked to call the Contra Costa office at 925-646-4980.
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