Pacifica man killed in crash found by wife using smartphone app

A Pacifica man killed in a solo vehicle crash in San Mateo Friday night has been identified as 49-year-old Jayesh Patel, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office.

Patel was reported missing by his wife at about 10 p.m. Friday after he failed to return home when expected, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Art Montiel.

Patel was found a little before noon on Saturday after his wife tracked him down using a smartphone app, Montiel said.

She called 911 at about 11:55 a.m. and CHP officers were dispatched to the scene. He had apparently crashed while driving east on the elevated portion of the state Highway 92 connector to U.S. Highway 101.

His 2000 Mercedes-Benz struck a concrete barrier and then ended up being launched over it, falling into a patch of open field under the highway interchange, Montiel said.

The Mercedes came to rest behind a fence and some bushes that apparently blocked it from the view of drivers in the area, Montiel said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call CHP Officer K. Steinkraus at (650) 369-6261.

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