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San Jose: Authorities ID two killed in suspected DUI crash

SAN JOSE – The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office on Monday identified two people killed in a suspected DUI crash in San Jose over the weekend as 61-year-old Rosa Garza and 34-year-old Francisco Garza, both of San Jose.

The collision occurred on the connector ramp from northbound Highway 101 to Interstate 280/680 about 4:10 a.m. Sunday, when 21-year-old San Jose resident Esteban Aguilar Jimenez tried to overtake the Garzas, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP said the impact of Jimenez’s Dodge Charger striking the rear end of the Garza’s Nissan Rogue caused the latter vehicle to roll at least once and hit a guardrail.

Paramedics pronounced Rosa Garza dead at the scene about 4:40 a.m., according to the CHP. Francisco Garza was taken to Regional Medical Center, where he died about 5:05 a.m.

Another passenger in the Nissan was taken to the same hospital with moderate injuries.

The CHP said Jimenez and three passengers in the Dodge were taken to Valley Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries.

Jimenez was arrested on gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence charges. He is expected to be booked into Santa Clara County jail when he is released from the hospital.

Source: East Bay San Jose: Authorities ID two killed in suspected DUI crash

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