Suspected DUI Crash in Mountain View Left 1 Dead; Driver Arrested

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (August 11, 2023) – Early Thursday morning, a single-car crash on Highway 101 claimed the life of one person.

The fatal incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes of 101, leading to the southbound high-occupancy vehicle off-ramp for State Highway 85.

According to the police, a black Ford Edge with three occupants crashed into a concrete wall divider.

Unfortunately, the front-seat passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries and responders declared them dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics took the rear-left seat passenger –a 25-year-old San Pablo man – to a hospital for treatment of moderated injuries.

The Ford driver, identified to be a 23-year-old man from San Jose, was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital. At this time, the CHP is awaiting medical clearance for the driver before taking him to jail on suspicion of DUI.

The Santa Clara County Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner will provide more information about the deceased victim once available.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim.

Losing a loved one in a DUI crash can come with a heavy burden. Do not settle for the circumstances that come from someone’s negligence. Turn to the qualified and determined wrongful death attorneys at Sweet James. They can help you find justice for the one you have lost. They have the resources, experience, and staff to successfully fight for you in court. Call them at 1-800-900-0000 to know more about how they can help you. Need help after hours? You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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