Two men were killed in a crash on state Highway 1 in southern San Mateo County Monday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
Tuesday morning they were identified as Jacob Breaux, 18, of Salinas, and Forrest Peck, 23, of Soquel, according to the San Mateo County Coroner's office. Breaux was driving a black Kia south on state Highway 1 with Peck and two other passengers who were not badly injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers responded to reports of a vehicle over an embankment on Highway 1 between Pescadero Creek Road and the Pigeon Point Light House, at about 3:30 p.m., CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.
It appears that Breaux was driving the vehicle, a black Kia, southbound on Highway 1, when it drifted to the right and onto the right shoulder, according to a news release by CHP Public Information officer Arturo Montiel. The Kia then crossed back onto the roadway and into the northbound lanes. The driver lost control of the Kia causing it to roll over and came to rest on its roof, off the roadway, on the east side of Highway 1.
Breaux and his passenger, Peck, were killed in the crash. The two other passengers, both men in their 20s from the Santa Cruz area, were taken to Stanford University Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
Highway 1 was closed on both directions for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation, and then one-way traffic control was in effect for approximately an hour and a half, Montiel said.
No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash, and it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, according to the CHP.
If anyone witnessed this collision, please contact Officer Musil at (650) 369-6261, Montiel said.
—Bay City News contributed to this report