Driver Killed in Peninsula Freeway Crash

A blown tire appears to have caused the 21-year-old to lose control of his vehicle. He has not yet been identified.

A man is dead after a blown tire led to a car crash near Hillsborough Wednesday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The 21-year-old man was driving south on Interstate Highway 280 near Black Mountain Road when he lost control of his blue Toyota Supra, veered left and crashed into a tree at about 7:40 a.m., CHP officer Curtis Glace said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, Glace said.

The fast lane was blocked as crews worked to clear the roadway, Glace said. The lane was reopened by about 9:40 a.m., he said.

Glace said it appeared the Toyota's rear right tire blew out, causing the crash. No other vehicles were involved. The man was driving alone, he said.

The crash remains under investigation but no drug or alcohol impairment is suspected, Glace said.

Anyone with information on the crash, or who may have witnessed it, is asked to call the Redwood City-area CHP office at (650) 369-6261.

-- Bay City News


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Coastal94044 August 23, 2012 at 03:53 PM
So sad. I drove past this accident on my way to work as firefighters were frantically trying to cut open the mangled and unrecognizable car. I said a prayer for the occupant.
hutch August 23, 2012 at 05:21 PM
So terrible. I heard he was from Pacifica and going to CSM the same way my daughter travels. :(


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