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Speeding car on sidewalk kills two

Two pedestrians were struck and killed by a speeding car in Oakland near Interstate Highway 980 on Friday night, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a collision between a car and pedestrian at 27th Street and Northgate Avenue just east of the freeway shortly after 8 p.m., police said.

Arriving officers found a Ford Crown Victoria that had hit two pedestrians, police said.

One of the pedestrians, only identified as a male, was pronounced dead at the scene and the other pedestrian was transported a hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries, according to police.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the driver, a 24-year-old Oakland man, was speeding while exiting the freeway and continued traveling south on Northgate Avenue where he drove on a sidewalk, striking the pedestrians, police said.

The driver, who was not injured in the collision, stayed at the scene and was cooperative with investigators, according to police.

Investigators determined alcohol was not a factor in the incident, police said. The identities of the pedestrians have not been released pending notification of their next of kin, police said.

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