SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- A 24-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 101 and crashing into a taxi, killing one of its passengers, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP said Zachary Katz, a Stanford student, was driving an Infiniti sedan north in southbound lanes of Highway 101 near Sierra Point at 3:48 a.m. Saturday when he crashed into an SUV taxi carrying two passengers.

As the taxi rolled over toward the shoulder, it struck a Mazda traveling south, the CHP said. A male passenger ejected from the taxicab died at the scene. His name was not released.

The 31-year-old taxi driver from Emeryville and the second passenger were taken to a hospital with major injuries. Neither passenger in the taxi was wearing seat belts, police said. The Mazda driver was not hurt.

Katz was taken to the hospital with major injuries. He is facing possible DUI charges, according to the CHP.

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