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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash to Be Arrested for Manslaughter

Three are dead and two injured in the crash that occurred Friday afternoon on Edgewood Road and Highway 280.

UPDATE, 7:14 P.M.:

Patch has learned the ages and genders of the people involved in Friday afternoon's fatal crash on Edgewood Road at Highway 280.

Three people in the Lexus that was pulled over on the shoulder - a woman in her late 40s, a 21-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, were pronounced dead at the scene, CHP has reported.

A fourth person in the Lexus, a 56-year-old Santa Clara man,
survived the crash and was taken to the hospital with injuries, Montiel said.

The driver of the Volkswagen, which hit the pulled-over Lexus, was a man in his early 80s. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Montiel said the vehicles were being towed away as of shortly after 6 p.m., and he expected the road to reopen within 30 minutes to an hour.

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Three people were killed in a pulled-over car that was struck by a passing vehicle on northbound Interstate Highway 280 in unincorporated San Mateo County near Redwood City this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

A Lexus sedan was stopped at the center divide just north of Edgewood Road when it was struck by a black Volkswagen that swerved into the center divide around 3:10 p.m., CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

Three people in the Lexus were pronounced dead at the scene, while the Volkswagen's driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Montiel said.

Montiel said the Volkswagen driver will be arrested upon his release from the hospital on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.

Montiel told Patch that, while the details of the crash are still under investigation, it appears the driver of the Volkswagen may have been excessively speeding, which could have been a factor in the crash. That is why they are seeking charges against him, he said.

All lanes of the road were previously shut down when the accident occurred. As of now, only one lane - the far right lane - has been reopened.

The remaining lanes are expected to reopen around 7 p.m., according to the
CHP.

The CHP advises finding alternate routes through the area.

Traffic is backing up nearly 10 miles south of the fatal crash, according to the CHP.

Patch will continue to follow this story.

— Bay City News contributed to this report

 

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