Stanford student booked for DUI, manslaughter in fatal crash

October 11, 2013 3:48:05 PM PDT
A Stanford business student has been booked on drunk driving and manslaughter charges.

Police say 24-year-old Zachary Katz caused an accident Saturday morning on Highway 101 in South San Francisco.

Investigators accuse Katz of driving on the wrong side of the road just before 4 a.m. on 101 near Sierra Point Parkway when he collided head-on with a taxi.

A passenger in the cab, 62-year-old Pedro Soldevila of Puerto Rico, was ejected and killed. Another passenger and the driver, 31-year-old Azmach Ejersa of Emeryville, were also hospitalized with serious injuries.

Katz is free on a quarter million dollars bail.

He has a court date next month.


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