Alcohol and excessive speed may have been a factor in a late-night car crash in Portola Valley Thursday that took the life of a 19-year-old Redwood City man, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.
The 19-year-old driver was taken to a local hospital with multiple fractures and other trauma.
The passenger, Robert Wetzel, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of the crash, as well as the activities and whereabouts of the two men before the collision.
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