CHP: Party Bus Rollover in Portola Valley Kills Passenger | NBC 7 San Diego

CHP: Party Bus Rollover in Portola Valley Kills Passenger



    (Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2013)

    The California Highway Patrol continued to investigate a fatal party bus crash Monday that killed one passenger in his late 30s on Sunday night and caused the temporary shutdown of northbound Interstate 280 near Portola Valley.

    UPDATE: The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner has identified the man killed in Sunday night’s party bus crash as 38-year-old Adam Blomquist of San Francisco.

    The driver of the San Francisco-based party bus - a converted Chevrolet Express 3500 - was initially nowhere to be found, according to CHP Officer Art Montiel.

    But, four hours later, a man wandering along the highway was found with injuries. That man, later identified by CHP as 43-year-old Jason Quinonez, is now facing a trio of felony charges,  including DUI and manslaughter.


    RAW VIDEO: Aftermath of Fatal Party Bus Rollver in Portola Valley

    Officials say Quinonez lost control, hit a tree, and the van rolled 20-feet down an embankment near the Alpine Road exit.

    The road was closed until just before 5 a.m.

    Officials say the party bus company is based out of San Francisco.

    The Santa Clara Coroner has not released the name of the victim.