Driver Suspected of DUI Strikes and Kills Woman on Highway 101

According to a recent story appearing on the KPIX 5 in San Francisco website, a man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a deadly crash involving two vehicles near Gilroy early Sunday morning.

A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol said in a statement that at approximately 3:00 a.m., 23-year-old Joseph Feghhi of Prunedale was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 101 in a 2016 Chevrolet when his vehicle collided with a 2004 Toyota. 

The force of the impact sent both vehicles off the highway. Both cars came to a stop along the roadway.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Despite all life-saving efforts by paramedics, a 24-year-old San Jose woman inside the Toyota died at the scene of the crash. The victim’s name was not released at the time of the report pending notification of family members.

No one else was reported to have been injured in the crash.

After the crash, CHP officers noted that Feghhi’s behavior was consistent with that of someone who is intoxicated by either drugs or alcohol. After conducting a series of field sobriety tests, Feghhi was placed under arrest.

On behalf of our firm’s attorneys and staff, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim at this difficult time. 

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