Alcohol, speed apparent factors in double-fatal crash in Menlo

East Palo Alto woman was driving car early Saturday morning

Alcohol and speed appear to have played roles in a car crash that left two people dead off of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the victims as Gaudi Salgado Barrios, 26, of East Palo Alto, and Taufa Toutai Pupunu, 27, of Redwood City.

The crash was reported at 1:42 a.m. on southbound U.S. 101 near the Willow Road off-ramp, the CHP said.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the car, a Toyota sedan, was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate the off-ramp's right turn, Officer Art Montiel said.READ FULL TEXT HERE

Ongoongo Faka-Tonga

Kuo tukuaki’i na’e kaunga ‘a e ‘olokaholo ‘i ha tui’i ‘e ha me’alele ‘o malolo ai ha toko ua ‘i he U.S. 101 ‘i Menlo Park he pongipongi Tokonaki fakatatau ki he California Highway Patrol.

Kuo fakamahino ‘e he  San Mateo County Coroner’s Office  ko e pekia ko Gaudi Salgado Barrios, 26, mei East Palo Alto, mo  Taufa Toutai Pupunu, 27 mei Vava’u kae nofo  Redwood City.

Ko e tui’i ko ‘eni na’e lipooti ia ‘i he taimi 1:42 a.m ‘i he fakasaute ‘o e  U.S. 101 ofi ki he  hu atu ko ia he tahifohifo Willow Road.

Oku mahino mei he ‘uluaki fakatotolo na’e lele lahi ‘a e ka Toyota sedan ko ‘eni pea ‘ikai ke ne matu’uekina ha fo’i  afe mata’u ‘i ha  tahifohifo ke hu ki tu’a mei hala lahi.  

Na’e tataha ai ‘e he kaa ni ha fu’u ‘akau ‘o punakaki ai ki he ‘ea ‘o fakama’u ki ha toe fu’u ‘akau ‘e taha, fakatatau ki he lau a e CHP.

Na’e tapuni ai ‘a e hu ki hala lahi Willow Rd ‘o a’u ki he 3.30a.m. kae fakahoko e fakatotolo ‘a e CHP ki he fakatu’utamaki. 

Ko e ‘uluaki fakatotolo ne fai ‘oku ha ai ngali na’e ‘i ai e ‘olokaholo ne kaunga ki he fakatamaki ni.

‘Oku hoko atu pe ‘a e fakatotolo. Oku kole atu ki he kau fakamo’oni ne sio mata he mea ni ke mou ta ki he ofisa ko Vincent Pompliano he  650-369-6261.

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