A 24-year-old Stanford University student who police say caused a fatal crash in South San Francisco early Saturday morning remains in the hospital Tuesday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.Bay City News Service —
Zachary Katz was arrested after he drove the wrong way
onto southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Sierra Point Parkway and crashed into
an SUV taxicab at around 3:50 a.m. Saturday, California Highway Patrol
Officer Mike Ferguson said.
The taxi then veered across several lanes of traffic and was
struck by a Mazda, Ferguson said.
A passenger in the taxi, 62-year-old Pedro Soldevila, of Puerto
Rico, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.
The taxi driver and a second passenger were hospitalized with
The driver of the Mazda was not hurt.
Katz was arrested on DUI-related charges and taken to San
Francisco General Hospital with major injuries, Ferguson said.
The CHP is awaiting medical clearance from doctors to book him and
turn the case over to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office,
Katz is not likely to be released before the weekend, Ferguson
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