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Man dies in auto accident in Pescadero

 

A La Honda man was found dead in a field along Pescadero Creek Road east of Stage Road on Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, his body resting about 30 feet away from an overturned Mercedes, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office and the CHP have identified the man as 49-year-old Jose Alfredo Peters.

While the Coroner's Office said Mr. Peters is a resident of Redwood City, CHP Officer Art Montiel told the Almanac that a check of Mr. Peters driver's license in their database showed that he had a La Honda address.

The CHP reports that he was traveling alone and was not wearing a seat belt." It appears that drugs and alcohol "may have been a factor," the CHP report says.

CHP officers in the Redwood City office learned of the accident in Pescadero at about 6:30 a.m. and that an ambulance was en route.

Investigating officers said the man appeared to have been traveling east on Pescadero Creek Road "sometime during the night" at a high rate of speed in a 2002 Mercedes Benz, the report said.

The driver failed to negotiate a curve and veered off the road, where the vehicle collided with a dirt embankment, the CHP said. The driver was "fully ejected" from the vehicle, which overturned and came to rest on its roof, the report said.

Officers restricted traffic to one-way for about two hours while investigating the scene, the CHP said.

The CHP asks witnesses to call Officer Brian Del Rosario at (650) 369-6261.

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Dave Boyce

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