Two Women Struck, Killed by Motorist while Standing near Vehicles on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale
SUNNYVALE, CA (July 18, 2022) – Two women died in a DUI pedestrian accident on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale early Saturday, July 16.
The fatal accident happened around 2:45 a.m. near Mathilda Avenue. According to the CHP, the victims – ages 40 and 22 – were passengers in a Toyota Prius. The Prius and a Jeep Wrangler were both heading south on the highway when they collided for unknown reasons.
The impact caused the Wrangler to overturn and the Prius to come to a stop in the highway lane.
The drivers and passengers of both vehicles climbed out and were standing near the vehicles.
A southbound Chevrolet Camaro could not stop in time to avoid the crash scene. The Camaro hit the Prius, throwing one of the women from the southbound to the northbound lanes.
That woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead the scene. The second woman also died at the scene. Their identities were not immediately available.
Both drivers of the Prius and Wrangler were arrested on suspicion of DUI. The Prius driver was a 47-year-old man, while the driver of the Wrangler was a 38-year-old woman.
The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.
We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
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