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Update: Multi-Vehicle Crash Claims a Life, Stalls Traffic in SSF

A 31-year-old man was killed Saturday in a crash on Interstate Highway 280 in South San Francisco at the Westborough Boulevard on-ramp.

Update 12/16/12 4 p.m.:

A 31-year-old man who was killed Saturday in a crash on Interstate Highway 280 in South San Francisco has been identified as Heinrich Santos, of Daly City, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office.

Wet weather was likely to blame for causing the crash that involved at least three vehicles on southbound Highway 280 at the Westborough Boulevard on-ramp at about 12:20 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Santos was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the CHP.

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Update 12/15/12 3:50 p.m.:

Crews have cleared a portion of southbound interstate Highway 280 in South San Francisco after a multi-vehicle crash there left one person dead, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The CHP received reports a short time after 12:20 p.m. of a collision reportedly involving at least three cars on southbound Highway 280 at the Westborough Boulevard on-ramp.

One person involved in the crash has been confirmed dead, officer James Evans said.

The southbound Highway 280 Westborough Boulevard on-ramp and right-hand lane along the roadway were closed.

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At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Saturday on Highway 280 in South San Francisco, blocking traffic on an entrance ramp and one lane, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol shortly after 12:20 p.m. received reports about a collision reportedly involving at least three cars on southbound Highway 280 at the Westborough Boulevard entrance ramp.

One person involved in the crash was confirmed dead, Officer James Evans said.

The southbound entrance ramp and a far right lane have been closed and are not expected to reopen until around 3 p.m., the officer said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert for the crash.

--Bay City News

Jay Bud December 16, 2012 at 02:25 AM
I bet this was caused by the standing water on the shoulder that gets into the lane right as you have to merge. I take this ramp daily and hate doing so on rainy days since you have to pay attention to pool of water and the traffic
Tess December 16, 2012 at 05:01 AM
key points, speed, attention and weather --- pay attention to the road and slow down when driving . . . very sad a life was lost.
Rob Chapman December 16, 2012 at 06:52 AM
I was walking on King Drive, just under the 280 overpass, when this happened, literally 10 minutes after it started raining. People need to understand that you can NOT drive the same in wet weather as you do in dry weather
Rob Chapman December 16, 2012 at 07:00 AM
Plus, looking at the damage to the white car, I'm guessing that was the vehicle entering from Westborough. Perhaps they tried to merge without looking?
Jeffrey Tong December 16, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I just posted a warning about I-280 x Westborough http://southsanfrancisco.patch.com/announcements/danger-i-280-southbound-exit-at-westborough-blvd-2db7b66b I've been doing field studies of this area for over six months, and alerted Caltrans of my findings. I focused on mitigating southbound exit because I found southbound entrance was just too dangerous to even contemplate for pedestrians!

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