MORGAN HILL -- A 25-year-old San Jose man was killed over the weekend in an apparent drunken driving crash off Highway 101 where his SUV reportedly barreled through fences and slammed into a backyard before catching fire, authorities said.
Coroner officials identified Francisco Cabrera Zarco as the victim of the crash, which was reported about 3 a.m. Saturday after he was seen driving erratically, the California Highway Patrol said. He apparently tried to make a U-turn that caused him to swerve off the freeway near East Dunne Avenue, veering through two fences and crashing into a backyard.
Officers from the CHP and Morgan Hill police responded to the scene and found the driver unresponsive inside the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, which had caught fire. They pulled him from the burning wreck and tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.
The CHP said the victim was not wearing his seat belt when he crashed, and that there was evidence he was under the influence of alcohol. No other injuries were reported.