Victim Involved in Fatal Crash on Highway 101 Identified

The woman killed in a car accident on Highway 101 in San Jose early Monday morning is was now identified as 26-year old Sandra Lopez.

Around 2:40 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a collision on southbound Highway 101 north of Tully Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Fifield said.

Lopez was driving a blue 2010 Toyota Scion that crashed into a concrete center divider, landed on its side and was struck by a red 2001 Acura CLS driven by 44-year-old Fremont resident Carmen Venegas, Fifield said.

Officers arrived to find the Toyota on a lane and the Acura in a ditch on the right shoulder, he said.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and pronounced Lopez dead at the scene, according to Fifield.

Lopez was a San Jose resident, CHP officials said.

Venegas has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license, according to the CHP.

When Venegas was transported to Regional Medical Center of San Jose for minor injured sustained during the crash, it was revealed that she was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

Two children in the Acura suffered minor injuries and were transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, he said.

A 34-year-old woman also inside the Acura was taken to Regional Medical Center for moderate injuries, he said.

Venegas was booked into the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, where she is being held on $150,000 bail, according to jail records.

If you or a loved one have been in an accident, it is crucial you speak with an experienced San Jose personal injury attorney to assure you are entitled to legal compensation.