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News - March 8, 2017

Man, 26, killed in single-vehicle crash in Menlo Park

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died in a solo-vehicle car crash in Menlo Park early on Saturday morning, March 4, as Jonathan Ferguson, 26, of Newark.

The vehicle he was driving left the eastbound lanes of Bayfront Expressway adjacent to the Facebook campus and struck a concrete culvert pipe abutment in a drainage ditch, firefighters and police said.

The crash occurred at around 3:15 a.m. just east of Chilco Street. Mr. Ferguson was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Upon arrival, police found Mr. Ferguson suffering from major injuries. Paramedics administered lifesaving techniques, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We don't know exactly why this occurred, but this isn't the first time we have responded to a significant vehicle accident involving this unprotected drainage ditch," Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District said in a statement. "We'll be talking to (the state Department of Transportation) about that. Over the years we've advocated for various safety improvements on this stretch of roadway."

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact Menlo Park Traffic Officer Brent Hughes at (650) 330-6300.


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