Help Identify Person of Interest Connected to Fatal Hit-and-Run
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is releasing these pictures and asking for the community’s assistance in identifying and/or locating the above individual and vehicle wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run collision.
On June 16, 2023, just after 7:00 PM, OPD officers were dispatched to an injury collision involving a vehicle that struck a pedestrian at Foothill Boulevard and Vicksburg Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered 58-year-old Santu Maya of Oakland suffering from a severe head injury related to the collision.
The Oakland Fire Department (OFD) and Falck Ambulance arrived at the scene and rendered emergency aid. Maya was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries, but shortly after the collision, she was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation indicates Maya was crossing the street within a marked crosswalk when struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene without providing required information when a collision occurs. The suspect vehicle is a newer Mercedes Benz, possibly a 2010 - 2013 E-350, black in color with tinted windows and stock rims. The rear license plate, CA 5AUT731, may have been removed.
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor in this collision; however, speed and street racing appear to be contributing factors.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at (510) 777-8570.