Lanes still closed on 101; fatalities ID'd


Traffic on U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo continues to be limited to one lane in north and southbound directions this morning more than nine hours after a multi-vehicle crash killed two people in the early morning hours.

The California Highway Patrol remained at the scene as of 11:30 a.m. investigating the fatal crash, which occurred just before 3 a.m., CHP Officer A. Paulson said.

The San Mateo County coroner's office identified the two people killed in the crash as Steven Pereira, 26, of Titusville, Fla., and Stacy White, 39, of San Mateo.

Preliminary reports at about 2:50 a.m. were of a dark-colored sedan driving north in southbound lanes near Hillsdale Boulevard, Paulson said.

Another vehicle apparently hit the wrong-way driver and crashed into the center divider. A motorcycle was reported to have fallen over in the same area, but it is unknown if that was related to the crash, Paulson said.

At 3:51 a.m., several cars hoping to avoid congestion tried to turn around and drive north in the southbound lanes. The CHP quickly quelled the wrong-way traffic with assistance from San Mateo police, Paulson said.

A Sig-alert was issued at 3:09 a.m. and will remain in effect into the afternoon, according to the CHP.

The CHP is recommending that motorists heading south use Interstate Highway 280 and northbound drivers such as those heading to San Francisco International Airport take Highway 280 to northbound El Camino Real.

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Posted by righteous
a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

what about the cop who ran over the person who got out of their car to help the crash victims? are we just not gonna mention that part? most cops are incompetent, and this proves it. how do you not slow down when you see crashed cars? it makes you wonder if the cops were intoxicated also. anyways, it just pissed me off that the cop running over someone was omitted.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Sep 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm


perhaps the part about the cops was omitted because IT'S TOTAL BS. The victims were struck by a limo or town car. You can go back to smoking your dope now.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm


Perhaps your response is the one that is total **

Dude: you were totally wrong. Who's the stoner?

"This morning, a California Highway Patrol car struck a presumed dead body that had been flung into northbound highway traffic in San Mateo from a collision reported minutes earlier, a CHP spokesman said.

The deceased and another person had apparently been standing on southbound U.S. Highway 101 around Poplar Avenue at about 2:55 a.m. when a black limousine hit them, CHP spokesman Art Montiel said.

The force of the impact sent the bodies flying into the northbound lanes of the highway, Montiel said.

"We don't know if the impact from southbound lanes to the northbound lanes actually killed them," he said. "But we presumed they were both deceased by the time other vehicles traveling northbound were hitting them."

Along with the CHP officer, multiple drivers who were unaware of the incident had struck the bodies with their vehicles, officials said.

"We think they were already dead after we looked at the distance from where they were originally hit to where they landed," CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said. "

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:21 pm

They were already struck and thrown. They were already dead. Whether the cops hit them afterward or other cars was immaterial.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Immaterial? Interesting change from "it's total BS"

You were wrong. First post said "what about the cop who ran over the person..."

and you flamed him

Now it's only "immaterial"?!?!?

I imagine if it was just "immaterial" they would ave swept it up after a couple hours; as is, the last lanes were opened 15 hours later.

Immaterial? Who's high?

Face it: you flamed. You were wrong.


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