Atherton police have identified the man killed
in a vehicle crash Friday afternoon as 64-year-old Ning Lenin Lee of Redwood
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Lee was a passenger in a Buick Century driven by a 55-year-old Cupertino man. Police say a 21-year-old East Palo Alto man who was driving south on El Camino Real in Atherton, broadsided the Buick causing it to slam into a van turning right from Selby Lane onto El Camino Real.
Ning was taken to Stanford Hospital where he later died. The driver of the Buick was treated for minor injuries.
The crash added to the already chaotic traffic situation in Redwood City on Friday.
On Friday morning, fire crews from Redwood City, Menlo Park and Woodside sprayed water for several hours on a 1,000-gallon propane silo that had been burning and leaking propane gas. The small, personal-use propane tank exploded and had threatened the larger tank at the U-Haul facility on El Camino Real.
Fire officials say an employee was apparently filling the smaller tank when the incident occurred.
And earlier on Friday, the body of a Redwood
City man was discovered on the side of the road in Atherton, the victim of a
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Atherton police identified the victim as 60-year-old Jeffry Alan Zeman of Redwood City.
Police received a call at 5:46 a.m. Friday from someone who said they saw a body on the side of the road on Glenwood Avenue near Middlefield Road, Atherton police Lt. Joe Wade said.
Police are asking the public’s help in locating the driver who struck Zeman and fled the scene.