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UPDATE: Alcohol, Speed Suspected in Hwy 101 Crash That Killed Two Saturday Morning

UPDATED: Saturday, April 26, 8:51 a.m.

Alcohol and speed appear to have played roles in a car crash that left two people dead off of U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on southbound Highway 101 near the Willow Road off-ramp at 1:52 a.m., the CHP said.

The female driver was speeding there and lost control of the car. It struck a tree, which launched it into the air and into another tree, the CHP said.

The driver and her male passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. They have not been identified.

The Willow Road off-ramp was closed until about 3:30 a.m. while the CHP investigated the crash.

The results of a preliminary investigation into the crash indicate that alcohol appears to have been factors in the crash in addition to speed, according to the CHP.

Investigators continue to probe the circumstances surrounding the deadly crash.

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Saturday, April 26, 7:23 a.m.  

Two people died when their vehicle hit a tree and flew into another tree off U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on southbound Highway 101 near the Willow Road off-ramp at 1:52 a.m., the CHP said.

The female driver was speeding there and lost control of the car. It struck a tree, which launched it into the air and into another tree, the CHP said.

The driver and her male passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. They have not been identified.

The Willow Road off-ramp was closed until about 3:30 a.m. while the CHP investigated the crash.

--Bay City News
Kniqui Hackborn April 26, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Driving drunk and riding with a drink is potentially deadly and here it definitely was. Thankfully other people were not hurt or killed. This woman now has a sobriety date and can't relapse.
scout April 27, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Trees along that stretch of 101? More like Petaluma.
Miller Girl April 28, 2014 at 01:02 PM
Southbound 101 Willow Exit has some groves of trees. Check it out next time you are in that area, Scout.

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