Van passenger killed in San Carlos crash into light pole, second passenger arrested

SAN CARLOS (BCN) — A passenger in a minivan was killed when the driver crashed into a light pole in San Carlos early Wednesday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the crash in the 300 block of Crestview Drive just after midnight, sheriff’s officials said.

A 20-year-old Belmont man driving a red 1996 Ford Aerostar van crashed into a cement light pole there, according to the sheriff’s office.

When deputies arrived, the van’s front passenger, identified by the county coroner’s office as 22-year-old Nicholas Aguilar of San Carlos, was unconscious and not breathing.

Aguilar was pronounced dead a short time later. The van’s driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation but his injuries were not serious. He has been cooperative with the investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.

Following the crash, deputies arrested a rear passenger, identified as 19-year-old Nicholas Adams of Half Moon Bay, on suspicion of public intoxication, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information about the crash has been asked to call sheriff’s Sgt. Linda Gibbons at (650) 363-4063.

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