Santa Cruz, Calif.: DUI suspected in fatal weekend crash |

Marquis Edwards

Marquis Edwards

The California Highway Patrol is still investigating a fatal, solo vehicle crash early Saturday morning in the hills just above Santa Cruz. Officer Leland Atkins said Gwynne Coye, 24, of Aptos died in the crash and the driver, Marquis Edwards, 23, of Fresno has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony evading.

The incident began Saturday on Graham Road at 2:20 a.m., Atkins said, when CHP officers saw Edwards driving a 2014 Ford Fusion rental car at a high speed southbound on Graham Road with Coye as a rear seat passenger and Devontreal Tyre Thacker, 21, of Fresno in the front passenger seat.

via Register-Pajaronian DUI suspected in fatal crash.

Saratoga, Calif. – Passenger killed in DUI crash near Santa Clara-Santa Cruz county line |

A San Jose man was killed Thursday evening when the car he was riding in crashed on a mountain road at the Santa Clara-Santa Cruz county line, and the driver is suspected of DUI, the California Highway Patrol said.

According to early reports, two men were traveling north in a silver 2001 Volkswagen Golf on Highway 35, about a mile past Highway 9 west of Saratoga, when the car crossed into the oncoming lane, went off the road and hit a tree. The vehicle then went down an embankment and crashed into a fence.

The CHP said the passenger side of the car took the brunt of the initial impact, resulting in major injuries to the man in that seat. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken to the hospital, where the passenger died.  His identity has not been released.

The driver, 30-year-old San Jose resident Edson R. Marin, suffered minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of DUI.

via CHP: Passenger killed in DUI crash near Santa Clara-Santa Cruz county line – San Jose Mercury News.