CHP: Speed likely factor in students' crash
Original post made by Sam, Stanford, on Oct 16, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008 Web Link
"On Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol released preliminary information of the agency's investigation into the crash that killed Sahm, Springer and Nguyen....
There were no skid marks on the pavement, only some tire friction on the dirt embankment and tracks over the berm.
There were no witnesses.
The next morning rescuers found the three men, their seat belts fastened, inside the vehicle.
They were dead.
The Jeep was "rolled up to a ball," Covello said.
The cause of death for all three was blunt force trauma.
An unsafe speed for conditions was likely a factor in the incident, Covello said, but a complete investigation is pending."