1 dead in Sunnyvale crash, driver suspected of DUI

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A man died after his car crashed and was engulfed in flames on Sunday. 

According to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, DPS and fire crews were dispatched at around 2:25 a.m. due to reports of a vehicle crashing into a building. 

At the scene, responders found a vehicle engulfed in flames, an unresponsive driver, and two passengers trapped inside the car. 

Emergency personnel tried to retrieve the male driver, but due to the fire, they were unsuccessful. The driver was declared dead at the scene and the two passengers, a man and a woman, had major injuries. 

DPS said both passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Initial investigation reveals that the vehicle was heading west on Old San Francisco Road when it crashed into a building. 

The surviving passengers are cooperating with the investigation. 

Both speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash, DPS wrote. The crash is still under investigation, and any witnesses are asked to contact DPS Investigator Longanecker at 408-730-7109.


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