1 dead, 2 arrested for DUI in crashes on Highway 101

By the Daily Post staff

A woman who got out of her car after a car accident on Highway 101 this morning (Jan. 19) was hit and killed by another driver who was allegedly drunk, the CHP reports.

In fact, two of the three drivers in the incident were arrested for DUI, the CHP said.

At 1:49 a.m., CHP officers responded to a report of a traffic collision in the southbound lanes of Highway 101, south of Third Avenue, in San Mateo.

A white Dodge Charger had rear-ended a white Toyota Yaris in the No. 2 lane (the lane to the right of the fast lane). The Yaris came to rest in the No. 5 lane and the right shoulder, while the Charger ended up in the No. 2 and 3 lanes, the CHP said.

After the collision, a woman from the Yaris got out and walked across the traffic lanes in an easterly direction to contact the driver of the Charger.

At the same time, a black Toyota Camry was going south on 101 at an unknown speed, approaching the location of the collision.

Then the Camry hit the woman who was standing in the traffic lanes, the CHP said.

After the impact, the Camry collided with the Charger.

The woman’s injuries were fatal and she was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel at 2 a.m.

An additional passenger from the Yaris and a passenger from the Camry were taken to Stanford Hospital for complaints of pain, the CHP said.

The drivers of the Charger and Camry were arrested for DUI, the CHP said.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to call CHP Officer Heidi Clayton at (650) 369-6261.