According to a spokesperson for CHP, the 24-year-old man killed in Saturday’s crash was riding in a Lyft car.
Shane Holland died early Saturday morning when the Toyota Camry he was in swerved off the freeway while trying to avoid another car that was stuck in the middle of the road.
He was on his way home from a Halloween party.
The Camry slammed into two trees. On Sunday CHP told FOX40 the driver was working for Lyft ridesharing service at the time.
The driver has been identified as Shanti Adhikari. CHP says Adhikari also works for Uber, but Lyft was the service being used during the crash.
A spokesperson for Lyft sent FOX40 this statement on Sunday afternoon:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones involved in this tragedy. We are deeply saddened to hear this news and will continue to support those involved as well as authorities in the ongoing investigation.”
Yesterday a CHP spokesperson told FOX40 the Lyft driver may have been driving too fast in the wet weather.
A spokesperson for Lyft also says the company has a $1 million liability policy which provides coverage for drivers, passengers, and other injured in accidents like this one.
In this case, a 24-year-old man was killed, another passenger and the driver were both injured.
CHP has not charged anyone and the accident is still under investigation.