3 Dead Following Single-Vehicle Crash in San Mateo County: CHP

Authorities are investigating a solo-vehicle crash that left three people dead in San Mateo County.

The crash scene was discovered just before 8 a.m. Wednesday on State Route 35 (Skyline Boulevard), just south of Bear Gulch Road. Officials said the incident involving a Hyundai, which was occupied by three young males, happened overnight.

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Fire Explorers Andrew Gonzales (left) and Ricky Torres (Right) at a recent open house at Fire Station 1. (Nov. 3, 2017)

California Highway Patrol officials said the vehicle was traveling southbound on SR-35 when the Hyundai left the west side of the roadway and collided with a tree. The vehicle came to rest on its wheels about 50 feet down the embankment, according to the CHP.

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Fire Explorer Andrew Gonzales (Right) is shown how to use a metal cutting saw by Firefighter/Engineer Eric Mijangos (left) Coordinator for Fire Explorer Post 109

All three occupants of the Hyundai suffered fatal injuries, police said.

SR-35 was closed in both directions during the investigation. It is not immediately known if drugs or alcohol placed a role in the crash.

An investigation is ongoing.

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