San Mateo

1 Dead in Crash Near Highway 101 Offramp in San Mateo

Police say the collision is related to an earlier home invasion in the city

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One person died and two were injured early Thursday morning in a crash in San Mateo that closed down the roadway as well as a freeway offramp, San Mateo police said.

The California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred on Airport Boulevard, near the Peninsula offramp from northbound Highway 101.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and two were taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, San Mateo police said.

Police said the crash was related to an earlier home invasion in the 1600 block of Roberta Drive in San Mateo. Responding officers at that scene saw vehicles leaving the area and followed them, but high speeds ended the pursuits.

One of the vehicles crossed the San Mateo Bridge, and the other went northbound on Highway 101. Moments later, the CHP notified police of the fatal crash.

At least five people were involved in the Roberta Drive home invasion, and one suspect vehicle, along with its occupants, remained outstanding, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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