Early morning crash in San Leandro leaves 1 dead, 2 others in hospital

Police are investigating an early Sunday morning collision in San Leandro that left one man dead and two others in the hospital.

According to police, officers responded to a single vehicle crash around 2:35 a.m. at Bancroft Middle School, located at 1150 Bancroft Avenue.

A preliminary investigation revealed the car was traveling at a high rate of speed heading east on Callan Avenue.

Police said the vehicle crossed the intersection at Bancroft Avenue and entered the parking lot of the middle school, striking a fence and finally smashing into the exterior wall of the school gymnasium.

According to police, the driver died on impact, and two other passengers were taken to a hospital they were reported in critical, and stable condition.

Police said it appears that both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash and officers will continue to investigate.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has additional information is encouraged to contact the San Leandro police at (510) 577-2740.

The name of the decedent is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.
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