REDWOOD CITY -- A 33-year-old Redwood City man who pulled over to help at an accident scene was struck and killed on Interstate 280 early Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The man stopped his 2007 Jeep on the right shoulder near the scene of a two-car accident on southbound I-280 near Woodside Road around 2:40 a.m., the CHP said. As the driver tried to cross freeway lanes to reach victims, he was struck and killed by an 18-year-old Fremont man driving a 2011 Infiniti SUV, authorities said.
The driver of the Jeep has not been identified. The driver of the Infiniti is cooperating with police.
It all began when the driver of a 2013 Honda rear-ended a 1998 Toyota, causing the driver of the Toyota to lose control and crash into the center divide, according to authorities. The driver of the Honda, 25-year-old Charles Miranda, of Vallejo, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing injuries and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, CHP spokesman Officer Art Montiel said.
Two female passengers in the Toyota, a 42-year-old San Jose resident and a 38-year-old from Campbell, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The man driving the Toyota was not injured. All four lanes of southbound I-280 were closed for approximately three hours.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Officer Joe LaFauci at 650-369-6261.
Natalie Neysa Alund contributed to this report. David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.