Driver Killed in Highway 92 Crash Identified

Three young men died in the crash on Sunday night, including 21-year-old Juan Carlos Zaragoza Hernandez, a resident of San Mateo. Two brothers riding in the backseat were also killed.

By Bay City News Service

One of the three people who died in a crash on state Highway 92 in Foster City on Sunday night has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 21-year-old Juan Carlos Zaragoza Hernandez.

Hernandez was driving east on Highway 92, just west of the Foster City Boulevard exit at about 9:45 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel said.

The car hit a guardrail, overturned and crashed into a utility pole, Montiel said.

Hernandez, a San Mateo resident, was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, he said.

Five people were in the vehicle, including three brothers from Redwood City who were all riding in the backseat.

The oldest brother, Jesus Reynaga-Reyes, 18, was transported to Stanford Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is in critical condition. The other two brothers, ages 12 and 16, were pronounced dead at the scene, Montiel said.

Hernandez's cousin, Eighteen-year-old Eduardo Zaragoza, was sitting in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash. The San Mateo man was wearing his seatbelt and suffered minor injuries, Montiel said.

It is unknown whether any of the other passengers were wearing their seatbelts, Montiel said.

Investigators have not ruled out that alcohol or drug impairment led to the crash, Montiel said.

Two lanes of eastbound Highway 92 were closed for three hours due to the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call the CHP Redwood City area office at (650) 369-6261.

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