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OAKLAND — One woman was killed and another woman was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when the car they were in crashed into a highway overpass support column, authorities said.

No information has yet been released about either woman.

The accident happened around 12:51 a.m. at the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Harrison Street, a few blocks from Kaiser Hospital.

Initial reports said the vehicle the women were in crashed into a support pillar on an Interstate 580 overpass.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was taken to a hospital where she underwent surgery in critical condition, police said.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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

Check back later for updates on this story.

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