23 year old man dies in single car crash

A single car crash near the Hill District and West Oakland boundary left one man dead Saturday night.

Police said Oscar Mazza, 23, was declared dead at 9:41 p.m. Saturday night, after his vehicle went off the road in the 300 block of Kirkpatrick Street. Mazza does not attend Pitt, according to Pitt’s database of currently enrolled students.

According to a press release from the police bureau Saturday, Mazza was the only passenger in his red Ford Escort SE when he lost control of the vehicle. Mazza’s car went off the road and hit  Lily Baptist Church — at 318 Kirkpatrick Street — resting on its passenger side.  

Lily Baptist Church is near the Fifth Avenue entrance onto Birmingham Bridge, about one tenth of a mile north.

According to Saturday’s press release, there is an ongoing investigation into the accident, but police are not releasing any more information about the crash at this time, said Sonya Toler, the Department of Public Safety’s public information officer.

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