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Woodside: Driver arrested for DUI following fatal crash near Fogarty Winery

A crash near Fogerty Winery in Woodside on Friday night killed one person and left another with major injuries, according to CalFire and the California Highway Patrol. Courtesy CalFire.

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.

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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.

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Woodside: Driver arrested for DUI following fatal crash near Fogarty Winery

by / Almanac

Uploaded: Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 9:31 pm
Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 1:15 pm

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.

Comments

resident
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 3, 2020 at 10:07 pm
resident, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 3, 2020 at 10:07 pm
6 people like this

Is this section of road still used by the "century club" that tried to average 100mph from along Skyline from Hwy 84 to Hwy 9?


Brian
Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 3, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Brian, Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 3, 2020 at 10:13 pm
2 people like this

I believe that section is part of the strip that comprises the century club, but that run, if memory serves correctly, was mainly for motorcycles. I hope alcohol was not involved. Condolences to the family of the deceased and best wishes for the injured.


Twentse
Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm
Twentse, Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm
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Brian: it says in the title "DUI" and in the article "drugs and/or alcohol played a role."

Poor tree!


Stan
Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Jul 6, 2020 at 2:28 pm
Stan, Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Jul 6, 2020 at 2:28 pm
9 people like this

The section of Skyline from Hwy 84 to Page Mill is regularly a race track particularly on weekends and late into the evenings and early AM. The sounds of motorcycle and passenger vehicle engines at high revs both accelerating and decelerating is clearly audible even though I live more than a half mile from the race track. It is disgusting that CHP and County Sheriff agencies choose not to patrol this area more thoroughly during the peak times of the "performance driving" activity. And certainly surprising that there are not more deaths and serious injuries.


theater goer
Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jul 6, 2020 at 7:50 pm
theater goer, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jul 6, 2020 at 7:50 pm
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Until 21 years ago I lived farther north off Skyline, and I can tell you that we never drove on weekends or holidays unless necessary, as the whole of Skyline was a racetrack for motorcycles during those years. Accidents were common. And the Sheriff still hasn’t put an end to this dangerous mayhem?


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