Update: Man Killed in I-280 Crash This Morning Identified

It appears alcohol may have been a factor, officials said.

Updated 12:17 p.m.

A man who died in a crash off of Interstate Highway 280 early this morning has been identified as 30-year-old Steven Shalendra Raj, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office.

The San Francisco resident was driving south on Highway 280 when he lost control of his Honda and veered off the road near Farm Hill Boulevard at about 1:15 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel said.

Raj's car struck a tree and he was ejected onto the roadway, Montiel said.

He was then struck by a Chevrolet driven by a 41-year-old Redwood City man, according to the CHP.

Raj was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured and stopped at the scene.

Alcohol appeared to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, Montiel said.


A man died in Redwood City early this morning when his car hit a tree off Interstate Highway 280, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officers responded to reports of a body on the roadway at 1:18 a.m. on the Farm Hill Boulevard offramp of I-280, CHP officer Art Montiel said.

The approximately 30-year-old man was traveling south on I-280 and lost control of the vehicle just north of Farm Hill Boulevard and ran off the

The vehicle collided with a tree just south of the Farm Hill Boulevard offramp, and the man was ejected from the vehicle, landing on the offramp.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Montiel said.

Montiel said it appeared another vehicle collided with the body after it landed on the roadway.

Officers are investigating the incident, and Montiel said that there is no suspicion that alcohol was involved in the crash. He did say, however, that it appears speed may have been a factor.

--Bay City News


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