REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - The San Mateo County Coroner on Monday identified the young woman who was killed in a suspected DUI while she was riding in an Audi with her friend as Silvia Chalista, 18, of San Jose.
Chalista died Sunday about 3:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 101 near Whipple Avenue in Redwood City, the California Highway Patrol said.
The Audi she was in, driven by 18-year-old Natasha Leodjaja of San Jose, flew off the road "at freeway speed" into a utility pole, the CHP said.
The Audi sedan rolled over, said CHP Officer Dave Morey, and Chalista was pronounced dead at the scene.
Leodjaja left the hospital on Monday afternoon, CHP Officer Amelia Jack told KTVU. She was booked on charges of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
This is at least the fourth fatal incident CHP Redwood City has investigated in the last nine days.