Four killed, two hurt in late-night Peninsula crash

The last time Natividad Guzman saw his brother, Hugo, and their friend Reynel Salgado alive was while commuting home Friday from a landscaping job in Tracy.

“I left them, and I don’t know what happened,” Natividad said through tears Sunday. “After I told them to come home, I lost contact with them.”

Hugo Guzman, 19, is believed to be the driver in the crash that killed him, Salgado, 19, Esmerelda Lopez, 16, and Everado Carillo, 23, and left two others injured late Friday night on East Bayshore Road in Redwood City, according to Redwood City Police Sgt. Steve Switzer. Lopez, Carillo and Salgado were Redwood City residents.

Guzman was due to be a father in May, according to Natividad, who said Salgado was also “like a brother” to him. The teens were loyal, respectful and loved culture and music.

“They were both hard workers,” Natividad said. “Everybody wanted to succeed and make something of their lives.”

Those lives were cut short Friday when six people piled into a Honda Civic — after Guzman, according to one of the surviving passengers, had been drinking shots of alcohol — and came speeding down East Bayshore Road, reaching speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. The Honda lost control, turned sideways, crossed the road and crashed into a large truck parked by the side of the road, according to Switzer.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SF e-scooters burst into flames in Golden Gate Park, ex-contractor reveals

Photographs obtained Wednesday by the San Francisco Examiner show the charred remains of at least two Skip e-scooters

SF politico who authored vape ban takes money from JUUL lobbyist, returns it after media call

Supervisor Shamann Walton made national news after he proverbially smoked e-cigarette company… Continue reading

8 months later, SF has yet to put new conservatorship program into effect

Implementation of SB1045 delayed by need for superior court approval

Stories of political struggle on tap for SF Opera’s 98th season

‘Fidelio,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Der Zwerg’ come to War Memorial

Chinatown fixture Yuet Lee prepares for New Year with new leadership in the kitchen

Although Chinese New Year is a holiday, at newly anointed legacy business… Continue reading

Most Read