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Man killed, driver arrested in Cupertino DUI crash

CUPERTINO — One man was ejected from his vehicle and killed in an Interstate 280 crash that led to another man’s arrest early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

At about 1:18 a.m., the male driver of a silver Hyundai was speeding on southbound 280 just north of Stevens Creek in Cupertino when he rear-ended a Kia Soul, according to Officer Ross Lee.

The Kia Soul driver then veered onto the right-hand shoulder and collided with a tree, causing the male driver to be ejected from the car through the windshield.

Passerby tried to resuscitate the man until California Highway Patrol responded to the scene at about 1:20 a.m. and took over, Lee said. Paramedics arrived about four minutes later and continued CPR until the man was pronounced dead about 1:36 a.m.

The man’s identity will be released pending his formal identification and notification of family by the coroner’s office.

The driver of the silver Hyundai remained at the scene and was evaluated for intoxication, Lee said. He was then arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and booked into Santa Clara County Jail.

CHP did not immediately release the driver’s identity.

All lanes of the highway had reopened by about 4:30 a.m., according to CHP call logs.

Check back for updates.

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