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Teen Dies in Suspected DUI Crash in Redwood City Early Sunday

The vehicle's driver, an 18-year-old woman, is facing a possible DUI charge.

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The San Mateo County coroner's office on Monday confirmed the identity of a San Jose woman who died Sunday in a high-speed solo vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 near Whipple Avenue in Redwood City.

Silvia Chalista, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash reported at 3:18 a.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The vehicle's driver, an 18-year-old woman who was taken to the hospital after suffering serious injuries, is facing a possible felony DUI charge, officers said.

The CHP had initially responded to a vehicle on southbound Highway 101 driving off the road at freeway speed and crashing into a utility pole. The vehicle, an Audi sedan, then rolled over, according to the CHP.

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