SAN FRANCISCO—A car crash involving a 19 year-old man who was driving under the influence and at reckless speeds left his two passengers dead in South San Francisco on Friday, June 10, according to a press release from the South San Francisco Police Department.

Joshua Matthew Maldonado was driving southbound on Airport Boulevard at speeds of 80-90 mph in a 35 mph zone. His green 1994 Honda Civic had a glancing collision with a Mazda at the Pine Avenue intersection. This collision caused the Honda to collide with a tree on the side of the road, roll over and collide with a second tree.

The two passengers in Maldonado’s Honda were ejected from the vehicle. Police officers from the South San Francisco Police Department and fire personnel from the San Francisco Fire Department were dispatched around 11:56 p.m. They discovered the two passengers had suffered severe traumatic injuries and the victims pronounced dead at the scene.

One passenger was an 18 year-old woman from San Francisco and the second passenger was a 21 year-old man from Brisbane. The names of the victims have not yet been released to the public. The two passengers in the Mazda were uninjured.

Maldonado was showing signs and syptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was arrested and the hospital and taken into custody once he was hospital from the hospital.

He was charged with two counts of second degree murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter with gros negligence, a felony DUI with a collision causing death, and a felony DUI with a blood-alcohol of over .08 percent BAC.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the crash or anyone who witnessed any of the driving leading up to the crash can call the South San Francisco Police Department at (650) 877-8900, the anonymous TIP line at (650) 952-2244 or can send an email to

San Francisco News reached out to the South San Francisco Police Department, but was unable to receive comment.

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