A white Honda, fleeing from a Moraga police officer on Moraga Way headed toward Orinda, crashed at Glorietta Boulevard and Moraga Way shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday – killing the driver and injuring an unidentified male passenger.
The driver was subsequently identified as Naya Jackson, 29, of Oakland.
It was not immediately known why police were pursuing the vehicle though it was determined the car had been reported stolen earlier in Richmond. A subsequent police press release indicated the officer witnessed the driver commit a driving infraction.
Speeds reached during the height of the pursuit were not given.
Dozens of residents contacting this site reported power out at approximately 10:10 a.m., with the outage extending from Orinda east into Lafayette, knocking out signal lights as well as residential services.
Police are currently at the scene (10:32 a.m.) and road restrictions will almost certainly be going up, soon. Moraga Way was reopened and the getaway car towed away shortly after 7 p.m.