A 27-year-old man died and another was flown to Stanford Hospital with major injuries after a suspected DUI crash Friday night on Skyline Boulevard near the Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident was reported around 7:25 p.m., when a BMW sedan occupied by two men, both 27-year-old Campbell residents, veered off the southbound side of the road at a right curve and hit a tree north of Clouds Rest lookout point, according to CHP Officer David LaRock. The car then rolled back into the southbound lane.
The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was flown to Stanford Hospital with major injuries, LaRock said. He is in serious condition and is under arrest for driving under the influence and causing an injury, LaRock said.
The San Mateo County Coroner's Office identified the passenger as Woodrow Gibson.
LaRock said the CHP believes speed, drugs and/or alcohol played a role in the incident.
Both lanes of Skyline Boulevard were closed for approximately four hours following the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Taylor Barry by calling the Redwood City area CHP office at (650) 369-6261.
Editor's note: It is The Almanac's policy to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney's Office has determined that there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.