Diego Ruiz-Marin Causes DUI Accident on Highway 101 Near San Antonio Road That Sends Driver to Hospital
PALO ALTO, CA (December 16, 2019)—A Thursday morning DUI car accident on Highway 101 near San Antonio Road resulted in one injury and one arrest.
The 1:45 a.m. accident also left the highway strewn with loose gravel from the work truck that struck the passenger vehicle.
The incident unfolded near the San Antonio Road exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Investigators learned that 20-year-old Stanford student Diego Andres Ruiz-Marin lost control of his vehicle and plowed into the center divider, subsequently causing a multi-vehicle accident involving a truck shuttling loads of gravel.
Due to the crash, crews had to shut down the area for cleanup and investigations. The truck driver suffered minor injuries and was brought to a local hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, Ruiz-Marin underwent police questioning, which proved that impairment played a role in the accident.
CHP officers later opened the northbound lanes around 5:20 a.m.
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