Driver dies when car goes through Hwy 101 off-ramp guardrail in South San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A person died after driving through a U.S. Highway 101 off-ramp guardrail in South San Francisco on Wednesday evening, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The crash happened around 6:28 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 at Oyster Point Boulevard, police said.

The driver failed to make a nearly 90-degree turn on the off-ramp before going through the guardrail and ending up in a grassy area, CHP Officer Vu Williams said.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:45 p.m., CHP officials said. The San Mateo County coroner’s office is not yet releasing the person’s identity.

The driver was not ejected from the vehicle and may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash. CHP investigators will find out from the coroner whether a medical condition or the crash was the cause of death, Williams said.

Witnesses said the driver was driving erratically before the crash. Williams said the vehicle that crashed hit one or two other vehicles during the incident.

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