FOSTER CITY -- A car slammed into a guardrail and flipped Sunday night killing two young brothers as well as the 21-year-old driver, police said.
It's unclear why the 1999 Honda veered off eastbound Highway 92 around 9:40 p.m. near the Foster City Boulevard exit, but so far there are no obvious signs alcohol was a factor, said California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel. Intoxicated driving has not, however, been completely ruled out.
The boys, aged 12 and 16, killed in the crash were riding in the back seat with their 18-year-old brother Jesus Reynaga-Reyes, who was rushed to Stanford hospital with majorinjuries. Authorities said all three lived in Redwood City, but didn't release the boys' names. It wasn't immediately clear where the vehicle was going.
Montiel said they are sure one person -- front seat passenger Eduardo Zaragoza, 18, of San Mateo -- was wearing a seat belt. He walked away from the crash with minor injuries. Officers were trying to confirm whether the others were belted in.
The passenger who was not injured is believed to be a cousin of the driver, 21-year-old Juan Pablo Zaragoza Hernandez, authorities said.
It appears the vehicle first struck a guardrail, rolled over and then hit a light pole and finally a roadside utility box. The crash is under investigation.
It is the third crash to kill
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