Man Arrested For Driving Under The Influence In Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

SAN JOSE — A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a collision that killed a motorcyclist on state Highway 84 in San Mateo County on Saturday afternoon.

Officers responded to a report of a collision on Highway 84 near Sylvan Way outside of La Honda shortly before 3 p.m.

Marco Antonio Franco Cuevas, of Redwood City, was driving a 2003 white Chevrolet Impala east on Highway 84 where he lost control of the vehicle, crossed over double yellow lines and collided head-on with a 2002 Honda motorcycle traveling west.

The collision occurred on a curve of the roadway and both vehicles ended up on the shoulder.

Officials say the motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews.

He was identified today as 40-year-old Matthew Langley of San Mateo, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office.

Cuevas, his uncle and a 17-year-old boy in the car were not injured.

The teenage boy was transported to Stanford Medical Center as a precaution, according to CHP officials.

Officers determined Cuevas was under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs.

Cuevas was medically cleared at a hospital before he was booked into county jail on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

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