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Driver charged with fatal DUI that killed cousin
December 24, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Dennis Salguero

A 22-year-old South San Francisco man is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving for the deadly crash on Interstate 280 in Daly City that killed his one cousin and injured another.

Prosecutors say Dennis Rogelio Salguero spent the afternoon of Dec. 18 drinking tequila shots at his father’s Daly City home before leaving with his two cousins. His father and uncle told him to take BART home instead but he insisted on driving, according to the District Attorneys’ Office.

While allegedly speeding southbound on Interstate 280 at about 4:45 p.m., Salguero lost control of the car, swerved across all lanes and crashed into the center divider near the North Westlake Avenue off-ramp. The cousin sitting in the rear without a seat belt was ejected and died. The cousin sitting in the front passenger seat was injured.

An unconscious Salguero was found in the driver’s seat. The incident closed three lanes of traffic.

Two hours after his arrest, Salguero’s blood alcohol level tested at .14 and .13, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Salguero asked for a court-appointed attorney and put off entering plea until his lawyer can appear. Judge Cliff Cretan set bail at $250,000 and Salguero remains in custody.

He returns to court Dec. 27 for further arraignment.

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102



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