Thursday February 8th – A young Berkeley woman was killed when an AC Transit bus hit her vehicle as it was crossing Ashby Ave. at California Street. It appears that the speed of the bus may have been a factor as the bus pushed the vehicle down Ashby Avenue and crashed into a house. The bus was traveling westbound on Ashby Ave, while the Honda was traveling southbound on California before the collision occurred.
Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Frankel stated the force of the collision sent both vehicles smashing into a parked car and then into a nearby house.
The area was closed to traffic for a period of time after the crash, and reopened later in the afternoon.
Berkeley police are still investigating what lead to the collision. The Driver of the Honda Civic was identified as Kelli Zachery a 27 year old Berkeley resident.
The Dolan Law Firm Offers our condolences to Ms. Zachery’s Family and Friends.