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Alameda County: Two men die after separate Interstate 880 crashes

July 8th, 2021

SAN LEANDRO — Two men, including a 70-year-old Fremont man, died Thursday morning in separate collisions on Interstate 880 in Alameda County, authorities said.

The coroner’s office identified the Fremont man later Thursday as James R. Venenciano.

The California Highway Patrol said he was driving an Acura MDX about 12:07 a.m. Thursday southbound on 880 south of the Aladdin Avenue overcrossing when for unknown reasons it collided with a semi-truck driving in the lane closest to the shoulder.

The impact caused the Acura to go back across the traffic lanes where it collided with the concrete center median and came to a stop in the lane closest to the median. A Nissan that was driving in the lane attempted to swerve out of the way, but collided with the Acura, the CHP said.

Venenciano was taken to a hospital where he died about 5:20 a.m., the CHP said.

The man driving the Nissan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence; his name was not initially released. Neither he nor the truck driver were injured, the CHP said.

Around 10:35 a.m., a Mercedes Benz sport-utility vehicle driving in northbound I-880 lanes north of South Fremont Boulevard veered onto the roadway’s right shoulder before striking a metal sign pole, the CHP said.

The driver was pronounced dead at the crash scene. His identity was not available Thursday afternoon, pending next-of-kin notification, coroner’s officials said.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Hayward CHP office at 510-489-1500.

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