Two children killed in East Oakland traffic wreck

Two children killed in East Oakland traffic wreck

OAKLAND — Two children, ages 6 and 11, were killed and at least three other people injured Wednesday night in a collision between two vehicles in East Oakland, police said Thursday.

The children names were not immediately released.

The collision happened about 8:38 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 55th Avenue and International Boulevard.

Police said a Chrysler 300 was going westbound on International when it was hit by a Chevrolet HHR that was attempting to turn northbound onto 55th from eastbound International.

Fire officials said the two children were in the Chevrolet with an adult and that three other people were in the Chrysler.

Some of those injured had to be extricated from the vehicles, officials said.

The children, the adult driving the Chevrolet and the driver and one passenger  in the Chrysler were taken to different hospitals. All are from Oakland, but no other information about them was provided.

The children died at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

The drivers of the vehicles sustained severe injuries and were in stable condition. The condition of the other person hospitalized was not known. The third person in the Chrysler was treated at the scene.

Police said alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision.

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

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