1 dead, 1 injured in Sunday crash in Hayward

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One person was killed and another is in critical condition after the car they were driving struck a tree Sunday morning. 

According to police, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision at around 2:14 a.m. at the intersection of Winton and Magna Avenues. 

Officers determined the vehicle hit a tree after failing to turn from southbound D Street to Westbound Winton Avenue. 

The 37-year-old female passenger from Richmond was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 46-year-old male driver was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition. 

Police said they’re withholding the identities of the victims, pending notifications to next of kin and formal identification protocols by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact Hayward police at (510) 293-7066.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.